Yankees To Offer Jeter $45MM For Three Years

The Yankees are about to offer Derek Jeter a three-year deal worth $45MM, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported yesterday that the Yankees would likely make such an offer to their captain.

Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork reported earlier in the week that Jeter wants at least a four-year deal and would prefer a five or six-year contract. He also reported that the Yankees would be happy to agree to a three-year $63MM deal. Some have suggested that the Yankees could play hardball with Jeter if he doesn't like their offer and tell him to test the open market and see if he does better.


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169 Comments on "Yankees To Offer Jeter $45MM For Three Years"


4 years 8 months ago

Take it!
-wtk

4 years 8 months ago

haha 15 mill is still overpaying for his old age production…. but hey… he wont sign this… they will end up giving him 20 per year

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Wasn’t that already offered to him and he rejected it?

Either way, just please take it Derek.

suffern
4 years 8 months ago

Take the contract “as is” and use the royalties from those super awesome “Gotta get an Edge” car commercials to keep your standard of living at a reasonable level!

4 years 8 months ago

Leave it to the Yankees to overpay another old player for his below average defense…I read that he wanted 20 miliion per for five years anyway so he’s not likely to accept this…

flickadave
4 years 8 months ago

But he won a Gold Glove!!!!

Someone had to say it…

Fangaffes
4 years 8 months ago

Who else could win a gold glove for such limited defense. That alone makes him worth 5 years / $100M.

rockfordone
4 years 8 months ago

now he wants to buy one

4 years 8 months ago

WAA WAA WAA REAPER……….OBVIOUSLY WHATEVER YOUR TEAM IS YOUR OWNER IS TOO FREAKIN CHEAP.LOTS OF OWNERS WORTH MORE THAN THE STIENBRENNERS..THEY JUST DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THEIR FANS!!

Hannibal_Lester
4 years 8 months ago

no, the reality is not that they don’t care about the fans, but that they don’t generate anywhere near the level of revenue that the Yankees do. It’s business 101. Having more money doesn’t mean it’s a good business practice to spend it when you’re not generating as much revenue.

Hannibal_Lester
4 years 8 months ago

Except of course for Jeff Loria. He definitely doesn’t care about the fans.

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

use your inside voice

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

use your inside voice

4 years 8 months ago

WAA WAA WAA I AM INCAPABLE OF TYPING LIKE A NORMAL HUMAN BEING

Or using punctuation correctly, for that matter. Don’t perpetuate the “awful yankee fan” stereotype, because unlike you, we enjoy not being total knobs.

4 years 8 months ago

He’s not worth that much, open market i don’t think he would get more then 10 a year, hes more or less a big name now, his numbers are steadily dwindling. I hate the Yankees, but have never really disliked Jeter, i think he should take it and if he wants 4 years give him 4 years for 50, less money per year if he wants 4.

Vmmercan
4 years 8 months ago

Yes, very steadily dwindling. Good in 2007, bad in 2008, great in 2009, bad in 2010…Very, very, consistent.

4 years 8 months ago

I was going to say the same thing. I think anyone with any common sense would conclude that Jeter’s true ability at this point in his career lies somewhere between his 2009 and 2010 seasons. Someone with his athleticism does not drop off a cliff (lee) overnight He is still more than capable of hitting .290 with 15 HR’s at Yankee stadium which would still make him one of the best SS’s offensively.

BaseballFanatic0707
4 years 8 months ago

You meant to say decent in 08 and slightly below average in 2010.

MadmanTX
4 years 8 months ago

Take the money. Nobody is gonna offer more for Jeter.

MadmanTX
4 years 8 months ago

Except maybe the Red Sox…who’d sign Jeter just to piss off the Yankees and their fans.

Itsmorethanagame
4 years 8 months ago

No, they wouldn’t. As a Red Sox fan, I can guarantee you that it will be infinitely sweeter watching Arod and Jeter rot over the next 3-4 years than paying Jeter $15MM to sit on our bench.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Well you paid your Own captain $5 million in 2009 and $3 million in 2010 to sit on the bench and be the backup. If not for a Mike Lowell 2009 part time injury putting Youlk to 3B and V-Mart to 1B and a Victor Martinez injury in 2010 putting Varitek behind the plate, Varitek would have been playing ball 1-2 times a week.And what’s said, is that Martinez was making less than $1 million more than Varitek. Not saying Varitek is of no importance but please, “As a Red Sox fan”, stop talking about Yankees overpaying their captain, when the Red Sox did the same with theirs.

Yes Jeter made more than Varitek, but Jeter plays almost everyday. Varitek signed to be a backup catcher and was forced to play more when the injuries came along.

4 years 8 months ago

The Yankees are the kings of overpaying players. There’s no denying that. There just isn’t.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Guess that makes the Red Sox queens then.

not_brooks
4 years 8 months ago

Seriously dude?

The Sox paid Varitek $8M over two years. At the low end, the Yankees are about to pay Jeter five times as much over three years.

How did you type out that comparison without realizing that it’s complete BS?

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Exactly what is the BS? Please share. Last time I checked, $5 million + $3 million, which I posted = $8 million.

Unless I’m speaking with Bill James Jr. who has discovered another new formula. Do share sir.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

The formula is 30>8=Your Comparrison Is Crap.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Sorry Obsessions, try again.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

Starting from the top:

-Someone said the Sox would consider signing Jeter just to peeve off the Yankees.
-Someone responded with (In as many words): No, that’s stupid, watching the Yankees overpay him would be more favorable to the Sox than giving $60 million to a shortstop who is past his prime.
-You came in and said (Again, in as many words): Nuh uh! The Sox gave Varitek a two year, eight million dollar deal! They would totally do the same thing as the Yankees.

-A couple people came in and said “paying someone past their prime $60 million dollars over four years” and “paying someone past their prime $8 million dollars” are two very different things.
-You came back to say, again: “Nuh uh.”

Giving a washed up star too much to be a backup is a lot different than giving a washed up star WAY too much money to be a starter.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

You’re acting as if I’m saying they aren’t overpaying Jeter. Of course they are. Did I say they weren’t? Not sure what you’re trying to tell me. Unless you’re telling me $15 millino a year is more than $4 million, except I’m not in pre-school so I think I kind of know that by now.I’m saying you paid $4 milliion for Varitek to play as a Back up catcher. Normally a team would not pay a hitter $4 million to be on the bench. Put to the Red Sox, he’s worth the $4 millino because he means a lot to the team and the team means a lot to him.Exactly why the Yankees are doing it for Jeter. They are overpaying him to keep him back because he means a lot. Jeter wants to stay in NY, Varitek wanted to stay in Boston. Varitek wanted $10 million and start, he settled to be a backup catcher (at the time) for $4 million. Until those injuries came alongNo matter how much he makes, Jeter will start at SS, it’s the amount they can get him for and the amount of years that’s up for debate.If this is accurate, in the last 3 years, Varitek has made $18.4 million but in terms of value has been worth $8.8 millionJeter in the last 3 yeards made $64.8 million and his value has been worth $58.3 millionTechnically on FanGraphs, this would mean the Red Sox have overspent on Varitek more than the Yankees overpsent on Jeter (the past 3 years)But yes I am on your side when you say Jeter is overpaid. But hey, see what teams are willing to do when they want to bring their captains back?Not trying to be an a-hole or anything Obsession, don’t take it the wrong way.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

“I’m saying you paid $4 milliion for Varitek to play as a Back up catcher”

Not actually. He was offered his deal ($5 million for ’09 with a $3 million player/$5 million club option for ’10) before Martinez was acquired. He was being paid that to be their starting catcher. The fact he was given such a relatively low salary is what made it economically feasible to replace him via trade when the opportunity arose. He ended up being an expensive backup, but that was not what he was signed as, he was signed as a starter.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

You’re acting as if I’m saying they aren’t overpaying Jeter. Of course they are. Did I say they weren’t? Not sure what you’re trying to tell me. Unless you’re telling me $15 millino a year is more than $4 million, except I’m not in pre-school so I think I kind of know that by now.I’m saying you paid $4 milliion for Varitek to play as a Back up catcher. Normally a team would not pay a hitter $4 million to be on the bench. Put to the Red Sox, he’s worth the $4 millino because he means a lot to the team and the team means a lot to him.Exactly why the Yankees are doing it for Jeter. They are overpaying him to keep him back because he means a lot. Jeter wants to stay in NY, Varitek wanted to stay in Boston. Varitek wanted $10 million and start, he settled to be a backup catcher (at the time) for $4 million. Until those injuries came alongNo matter how much he makes, Jeter will start at SS, it’s the amount they can get him for and the amount of years that’s up for debate.If this is accurate, in the last 3 years, Varitek has made $18.4 million but in terms of value has been worth $8.8 millionJeter in the last 3 yeards made $64.8 million and his value has been worth $58.3 millionTechnically on FanGraphs, this would mean the Red Sox have overspent on Varitek more than the Yankees overpsent on Jeter (the past 3 years)But yes I am on your side when you say Jeter is overpaid. But hey, see what teams are willing to do when they want to bring their captains back?Not trying to be an a-hole or anything Obsession, don’t take it the wrong way.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

Starting from the top:

-Someone said the Sox would consider signing Jeter just to peeve off the Yankees.
-Someone responded with (In as many words): No, that’s stupid, watching the Yankees overpay him would be more favorable to the Sox than giving $60 million to a shortstop who is past his prime.
-You came in and said (Again, in as many words): Nuh uh! The Sox gave Varitek a two year, eight million dollar deal! They would totally do the same thing as the Yankees.

-A couple people came in and said “paying someone past their prime $60 million dollars over four years” and “paying someone past their prime $8 million dollars” are two very different things.
-You came back to say, again: “Nuh uh.”

Giving a washed up star too much to be a backup is a lot different than giving a washed up star WAY too much money to be a starter.

not_brooks
4 years 8 months ago

Exactly what are you talking about?

You were trying to compare the Yankees upcoming massive overpaying Jeter to the Red Sox spending $8M (read: chump change) on Varitek.

I was saying that it’s ridiculous to compare spending chump change on Varitek to spending $45M+ on Jeter.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

It’s not the total amount I was referring to, it was the amount of playing time compared to the total amount. Jeter is no doubt going to be overpaid. $8 million is not chump change for a Bench Player (Read- Bench Player), who only became a starter because of other injuries. Nor is $30 million (in 2 years) any chump change for an everyday decline player.As I said, read the value of the 2 the last 3 years. Varitek was paid over $18 million but his value was only worth a little above $9 million. Jeter was paid over $64 millino but his value was worth $56 millionSo when comparing the 2 team captains, it turns out despite the Yankees spending $46 million more on Jeter, it turns out the Red Sox lost more money value wise than the Yankees did.This is based on Fan Graph, not me, so if you want to argue that, take it up with whoever created the formula. I only read, I didn’t create it.Nontheless, I agree with all of you, $15 million is way too much for Jeter, unless somehow he repeats the year he had in 2009. (Both in the field when he was actually good that year in terms of range with a positive UZR, and with the bat also)

4 years 8 months ago

That is a much too simplistic approach. There are numerous intangibles that go into Jeter’s value and I am not talking about club leadership and that BS.

Jeter is the most popular player on the most popular team in baseball in the biggest television market in the country. His is probably worth $15M per year just in marketing value to the Yankees and their offspring the YES Network.

Itsmorethanagame
4 years 8 months ago

I could care less what the Yankees do. I made the point that the Red Sox would not offer Jeter a contract, as someone originally posted, regardless of his situation with the Yankees. Also comparing a 2 year $8 million deal to a 3-4 year $45-$60 million deal is pretty stupid.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Re-read the first sentence Einstein, “Well you paid your Own captain $5 million in 2009 and $3 million in 2010 to SIT ON THE BENCH and be the backup. “Read the words in caps. The Red Sox in the offseason gave him these deals to be a BACKUP catcher. It’s not comparing $8 million to $45 million. It’s comparing what was projected let’s say $8 million in 120 or so games, as opposed to $45 milion in about 420+ games

4 years 8 months ago

You do know Tek was making alot more the year before that don’t you? Lets see if Jeter can be the captain that Tek is and take 2 years $8 million…..Jeter is only about the money. The Yankees will out bid themselves for his services because no other team will make an offer half that. Sad thing is all MO wants is 2 years 30 Million and the Yankees will probably low ball him into taking less.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Yes I do know that. But that’s the same year mid-season when he lost his starting job to V-Mart. Just like the Yankees and Jeter, it took a while for the Red Sox to negotiate with Varitek to get the right deal. He knew he wasn’t going to start but he was asking for an amount they didn’t want to pay since V-Mart made $9 million I believe in 2009. $21 million to $4 million is a huge drop off, although as I said, Jeter’s value in 2010 was $9 million, so probably anything above that (we all know it will be) and he will be overpaid unless he can duplicate his 2009 season.And again, unlike Varitek, Jeter isn’t losing his starting role, it’s completely different.That’s why I was comparing not who should make more, but who was Worth more. 30 million > 8 million obviously, but that wasn’t my point and somehow you guys can’t figure that out.Varitek did the right thing and took a pay cut, and as you said, time for Jeter to do that.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

“He knew he wasn’t going to start but he was asking for an amount they didn’t want to pay since V-Mart made $9 million I believe in 2009. ”

As noted, Martinez’s price tag didn’t factor into the equation as he was playing for the Indians at the time Varitek signed his last contract. The low amount of the deal had absolutely nothing to do with Varitek being a backup. The reason he signed such a low deal is because the Sox did exactly what the Yankees SHOULD be doing with Jeter: namely, when Boras made his usual insane demands, the Sox said “well, we appreciate all the hard work, but you go have fun testing the market.” After the only likely suitor, Detroit, signed Laird, Varitek resigned for a fraction of his previous salary.

Vmmercan
4 years 8 months ago

lol yeah because the Sox would definitely start 35 year old Marco Scutaro (whom they are currently looking to deal) over Derek Jeter.

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

Considering Scutaro put up practically the exact same season as Jeter last year while playing with a messed up rotator cuff, yeah, they probably would start 35 year old Marco Scutaro over 36 year old Derek Jeter.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Quite possibly. Although I wonder what made JEter have a higher WAR (On FG) than Scutaro, when WAR actually does factor in defense. Speed maybe? Who knows. Scutaro also had a higher OPS than Jeter.

timmytwoshoezzz
4 years 8 months ago

And Jeter would tell them no, because his reputation as a Yankee would be worth far more to him financially and in reputation than the few million that the Sox would pay him in 2011-2013. That’s precisely why this whole Jeter thing is such a non-story, he’s going to stay a Yankee and that’s that.

This coming from a Reds fan…

55saveslives
4 years 8 months ago

For any time not named “Yankees”, this would be a complete over pay!!

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

3/45 for the 2010 gold glove winning short stop? what a low ball

csg
4 years 8 months ago

sarcastic? I sure hope so. He definitely didnt deserve it. Name or not, he’s not worth $15m per

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

I’m not a fan of sarcasm, never use it

4 years 8 months ago

he got that gold glove merely on his name lol

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 8 months ago

Stupid that they offered him $15MM per, even stupider that he’s going to turn it down and demand even more money.

4 years 8 months ago

No Short Stop EVER should get a multi-year deal at the age of 36 worth anywhere near that amount. Who’s more delusional…Jeter or the Yankees?

Macfan1
4 years 8 months ago

The reality is the Yankees are paying him for being a lifelong Yankee
1st Yankee to 3000 hits
historical place in franchise history

and all that yack, you are right he isn’t worth anything like that on the open market and wouldn’t get it.

Teams aren’t clamoring for a 36 year old shortstop at multi year deals, coming off the worst offensive season in every statistical category of his career.

theyankeefanatic
4 years 8 months ago

The Yankees

monroe_says
4 years 8 months ago

As long as the Yankees also agree to put Jeter’s name on the front of their jerseys, this is a totally reasonable offer. Show some respect!

Macfan1
4 years 8 months ago

Yawn, wake me up when he signs a deal alreadyI mean honestly where the heck is Jeter going, name me that team please. Anyone. This subject matter is as pathetic as watching bum fights.

bigpat
4 years 8 months ago

I don’t see why another team doesn’t just swoop in and offer Jeter a big deal just to get him out of New York.

If a team like St Louis, LA (either of them), San Fran, or Boston would offer a 4 year deal worth at least 60M, he might be tempted enough to take it. Granted, his production is slowing down, but he still puts up very good numbers for a shortstop and should have a few valuable seasons left. Yanks would be left with a huge hole at shortstop without him.

Ferrariman
4 years 8 months ago

either your being clueless or sarcastic. i really can’t tell.

bigpat
4 years 8 months ago

Name me 10 shortstops who are better than him… Go ahead, I’ll wait…Everyone hates the Yankees and Jeter so much that the first sign of decline they are ready to throw him in the garbage. There is still a chance he bounces back and puts up great numbers, the previous season he was a leading MVP candidate, it’s hard to lose those skills overnight.It’s a very shallow position, aside from Hanley, Tulo, Reyes, Drew, and Alexi Ramirez, there aren’t that many solid players. Now Jeter is going to be overpriced, obviously, but I think you know what you’re going to get from him. And whether anyone wants to admit it or not, a Yankees team without Jeter would be worse. They can sign Uribe or Renteria and I doubt they’d be any better.

4 years 8 months ago

I will give you 10 things that are better at playing the shortstop position than Derek Sanderson Jeter.

Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez, Marco Scutaro, Starlin Castro, JJ Hardy, Cliff Pennington, Elvis Andrus, Alexei Ramirez, Yunel Escobar, and a moderately sized net on a fixed track capable of moving 15 feet to it’s right or left.

No “I” in team.

briantalletsmoustache
4 years 8 months ago

There’s no “Jeter” in “Yankees” either, but despite that I’m sure they’ll manage to work out a deal.

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 8 months ago

But there is “ME”.

Halsucks
4 years 8 months ago

I’ve been a Yankee Fan all my life, since the early 50’s. Jeter represents the Yankees and this offer is an embarrasement to Jeter and all “true” Yankee fans. They think nothing of paying a lousy pitcher $82.5 million and he can’t get out of the 2nd inning or pitch in the post season and you’ve got the face of the franchise and you offer him a three year deal at $15 mil? Old George must be spinning in his grave about this offer. It’s all about the money with them now, even raising some ticket prices. The hell with them.

4 years 8 months ago

This comes off as slightly delusional.

4 years 8 months ago

Sounds like George’s old drinking buddy

4 years 8 months ago

regardless, they are still a business. Do you think any other team would offer Jeter 3/45? I doubt it, myself.

briantalletsmoustache
4 years 8 months ago

So I’m clear on what you’re saying:

The Yankees have made bad decisions before.
The Yankees currently have to make a decision on Jeter.
Therefore, the Yankees currently have to make a bad decision on Jeter.

4 years 8 months ago

There’s a name for that fallacy, isn’t there? I think it’s, “Post hoc, ergo give Derek Jeter $15M a year.”

4 years 8 months ago

There’s a name for that fallacy, isn’t there? I think it’s, “Post hoc, ergo give Derek Jeter $15M a year.”

Since_77
4 years 8 months ago

I am a Yankee fan since 1977. This is a fair offer and it could be a take it or leave it proposition. Don’t forget offered Bernie a ML contract in 06 and Torre a terms he couldn’t accept. They also let A-Rod walk after 2008. He had to come back because he couldn’t get another offer.

They also let Damon and Matsui walk last year after winning the WS.

nictonjr
4 years 8 months ago

Poor ARod had to come back for $305 mil. The yearly telethon should be held in the winter when he isn’t collecting his baseball paycheck…

MRCANO24
4 years 8 months ago

Bernie, Damon and Matsui were all great players, but, don’t compare them to Jeter. Jeter’s a Yankee immortal, you can put him right up there with Ruth, Gehrig, Joe D, MAntle, and Yogi. Give the man what he wants, let him play as long as he wants to still lace em up, he’s done so much for the franchise he deserves whatever he’s asking for. The Yankees just have to stomach this, if there are a couple of down years that come with this decision so be it, Jeter needs to stay in pinstripes

MRCANO24
4 years 8 months ago

Bernie, Damon and Matsui were all great players, but, don’t compare them to Jeter. Jeter’s a Yankee immortal, you can put him right up there with Ruth, Gehrig, Joe D, MAntle, and Yogi. Give the man what he wants, let him play as long as he wants to still lace em up, he’s done so much for the franchise he deserves whatever he’s asking for. The Yankees just have to stomach this, if there are a couple of down years that come with this decision so be it, Jeter needs to stay in pinstripes

4 years 8 months ago

Hello there Mr. Close, so nice of you to join our discussion. :)

pastlives
4 years 8 months ago

you might as well just give him the 4 year contract, otherwise in 3 years you’re just going to have to go through this crap again and overpay him to not be worth the money AGAIN, so just save yourself some hastle…or at least delay it.

a36Martz
4 years 8 months ago

am i the only Yanks Fan who wouldn’t care if he goes to another team ? i might miss his image and all that but his performance ? Hell no ! Take That deal You overpriced piece of crap!!!!

Vmmercan
4 years 8 months ago

I’m going to go out on a limb and say you started following the Yankees after 1996, possibly well after. Either way, I’ve been a Yankees fan since ’93 and I wouldn’t mind if he walked. The problem is then Ramiro Nunez is tossed into a full-time role he’s not ready for. The Yankees are better off with Jeter presently and Jeter is better off with the Yankees permanently.

Slopeboy
4 years 8 months ago

The names are Eduardo Nunez or Ramiro Pena, so don’t venure out too far on that limb.

4 years 8 months ago

I think he said Ramiro Nunez on purpose to demonstrate that the uncertainty of Jeter’s replacement would certainly be a crappy situation for the Yankees.Kind of like Chad Ho Moseley working mop up duty out of the pen this past year. The 3 are interchangeable because they are equally sucky.

theyankeefanatic
4 years 8 months ago

this deal so wrong…they should have gone year to year on him…all the true Yankee fans who love Derek Jeter…if the Yanks don’t win it all in 2011 be prepared to not win another World Series for as long as D.J. and Arod are both Yankees….

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 8 months ago

The Yankees are screwing up the whole shortstop market by grossly overpaying Jeter.

4 years 8 months ago

This deal won’t factor into the shortstop market. It’s a clear exception.

bustersposey
4 years 8 months ago

seems to me the yankees have the leverage here. NOBODY would give jeter anywhere close to that if he left.

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 8 months ago

Exactly! The Yanks will pay Jeter too much in years and dollars. The agents of shortstops will use his contract as a reference.

It’s best for all teams including the Yankees to let Jeter walk, or sign a reasonable contract.

not_brooks
4 years 8 months ago

Um… What shortstop market?

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 8 months ago

Juan Uribe is who I was thinking of. But there’s probably a dozen other shortstops out there as free agents. Off the top of my head there’s Orlando Cabera, Miguel Tejada and Edgar Renteria.

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
4 years 8 months ago

Juan Uribe is who I was thinking of. But there’s probably a dozen other shortstops out there as free agents. Off the top of my head there’s Orlando Cabera, Miguel Tejada and Edgar Renteria.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 8 months ago

Jeter and the Yanks have nothing to do with the market.

4 years 8 months ago

This is a business people! Jeter will put fannies in the seats even if he hits 270! I think most people understand this. He is less than 100 hits from 3000! Take a wild guess how much the Yankees will make on this feat alone this year? low ball estimates are at least 200 million. Thats right! Pay Jeter what he is worth on the field and off hte field; there are only a handful of players that have had an impact on baseball the way Derek has. It is not just the fact that he is 37 and winding down in his career.. he brings more to the table than statistics. We all know this, whether you are a Yankees fan or a Cleveland fan.

pastlives
4 years 8 months ago

200 million? are you just throwing around numbers?

4 years 8 months ago

$200 million as a lowball figure on what the Yankees will earn on Jeter’s 3000th hit? I hope you’re kidding…that is not a feasible number in the least bit.

Ferrariman
4 years 8 months ago

the yankees will sell out every game without jeter..

csg
4 years 8 months ago

exactly!

TreyIII
4 years 8 months ago

They sold out exactly 7 home games this year. Fact.

MB923
4 years 8 months ago

Well put Yankee front seat prices and other expensive seat prices as the average ticket price, there’s a good chance they sell out all 81 games.I don’t know about you, but I woudln’t pay $1500 to go to a game against a team like say the Royals or Mariners (no offense to you if you’re a fan of them)

elclashcombo
4 years 8 months ago

“Take a wild guess how much the Yankees will make on this feat alone this year? Low ball estimates are at least 200 million.”

For the sake of your credibility, please defend this. And don’t just throw around $50 M for this $50 M for that. Seriously, give us a clear breakdown of the $200M based on 2010 MLB financial activity. I’d be honestly impressed with any attempt.

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

After Jeter get his 3000th hit.. The yankees will run a promotion to ‘own a piece of history’.. they will shave Derek after the game, head to toe.. Each hair will go on sale for the very low price of $1 per hair (plus shipping and handling) It is estimated that approximated 200,000 people world wide will flood the phone lines to own the commemorative 3000th hit hair souvenir.

flickadave
4 years 8 months ago

You know Minka is never going to go for that.

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

It was her idea!

elclashcombo
4 years 8 months ago

Ha ha! Ive been schooled!

Shave Minka’s and you’ll be fetching $50/hair…

TeamCropDusters
4 years 8 months ago

Are they going to sell his pubes that got stuck in your teeth?

Commander_Nate
4 years 8 months ago

So wait, none of you Yankee fans go to see A-Rod, Teixiera, Cano, CC, Posada, Rivera, Pettitte, or any of those other guys?

briantalletsmoustache
4 years 8 months ago

I close my eyes whenever anyone but Jeter is at the plate.

4 years 8 months ago

Considering the average revenue from a game is less than 3 million, 200 million is about an entire season’s worth of sold out games, and no way in the world is 1 hit worth nearly that much.

4 years 8 months ago

So I assume youre saying that without Jeter, the Yankees will struggle to sell out?

They could put a cardboard cutout of Jeter at short and sell the place out. And…the cutout may have as much range at this point