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Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Posted on: November 23, 2010 9:09 am
Edited on: November 23, 2010 6:19 pm
Derek Jeter The Yankees will not offer Derek Jeter arbitration, general manager Brian Cashman tells the Star Ledger 's Marc Carig in an e-mail (via Twitter ).

Jeter is a Type A free agent, so the Yankees could have offered Jeter arbitration and received two picks if he left -- not that it was likely, anyway. The deadline to offer free agents arbitration is at midnight tonight.

If the Yankees had offered arbitration, Jeter could have accepted it, played on a one-year deal and see if he could improve upon his numbers and then go through this entire circus next offseason, too.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : It looks like Kerry Wood will be offered arbitration, according to ESPN New York .

"We'll do them a favor," Cashman said. "If we put them into an arbitration setting, then we can take them out and make a fair market value offer to them."

The club will also offer arbitration to Javier Vazquez, a Type B free agent who has already agreed to reject the deal.

The remainder of the arbitration-eligible players in Andy Pettitte and Austin Kearns will not be offered arbitration.

UPDATE : Ken Davidoff of Newsday reports only Vazquez will be offered arbitration. The plot thickens...

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:06 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Why would it be a bad thing for the Yank$$$$ if Jeter played an arbitration year to see if he could improve his numbers for leverage in next year's
market ? The numbers would benefit them. So what if he got more than 15 million in arbitration. I don't get it at all. Letting him elect arbitration seems
like it would have been a win win way out of a sticky problem. They get him on a one year deal in the year he becomes the first Yankee ever to get 3000 hits. If he improves his market value for 2012 so what? Don't they want their players to put up good numbers?

It comes across as an intentional slap in the face to Jeter as far as I can tell. Are there all of a sudden money problems in the Bronx? Big George would never have let this happen.

A Red Sox Fan 

Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:05 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Jeter, is trying to be a pimp when in all actuality he's just another "HO"!!!

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 6:39 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

What is wrong with $15M per year? Derek if you have not realized you are now on the back nine rapidly approaching the 18th hole. You have already made plenty of money, What are you going to hold out for another $2M per yr? Thye problem now becomes ego as Jeter has seen Burnett and Arod get megabucks. Unfortunately timing is everything and Jeter's timing if off a few years

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

I just had this vision of some kind of commercial where it starts out showing two Phillies fans sitting in the bleachers, one saying to another "I woulda never thought I'd see Jeter in anything but a Yankee uniform", his fellow fan nods in agreement.  Cut to the Phillie Phanatic taking off the head of his costume, to reveal Jeter inside.  "Nice game, Jeter, you had 'em rolling out there!" says the manager and gives him a pat on the behind.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 5:27 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Just can't see the guy not in a yankee uniform on a baseball field.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 5:14 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

The New York Yankees possibly have woke up to the fact that they do not have many spring chickens any more. They have the oldest roster in baseball if not the second oldest. The Philly's are just a about in perfect position with veterans and youth. Jetter was the best short stop in baseball but a young man out west of Rockies fame Troy Tulowiski can run circles around Jetter. That sham Gold glove award he received this year was given to him on his reputation not what he did on the field this year. Do the Yankees have any talent in their farm system?

The Yankees just plain and simple need to get younger MO can still throw his 1 inning a game Posada is a liability behind the plate and wants the DH A-Rod is at the end of his carear Pettit they have to nurse throughout the season and is still on the D L at least twice a year. This team needs an infusion of young talent in the worst way. They need to stop renting players for 1 year or half a year. Right field is a liability as is most of the bullpen.Come on Yankees wake up bite the bullit and shed the monster contracts bring in younger talent.

Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 4:47 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

As much as I HATE the Yankees, Jeter should be given a fair shot on receiving a multi-year contract to finish his career in pin stripes.  Derek Jeter has given so much to the franchise that it's hard seeing him in another uniform.  I understand Brian Cashman position.  Jeter's numbers statistically were way down this past season.  However, having him in the lineup will result in ticket sales plus legacy status to one of the all time Yankees greats.  It would be  an atrocity if Jeter gets hit numer 3000 playing for another team.  Hope he finishes his career in New York. 

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 4:46 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

After last years awful season, Jeter needs to realize that he's not getting a 5-6 year deal.  The 3-year, $45-50 million he turned down is almost certainly the best he'll get

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 4:41 pm

Yankees are between a rock and a ...

By freely tossing money around the Yankees have painted themselves into a corner.
For years they have touted Jeter as the best thing since Rocky-Road ice cream and
now they have to believe their hype or say all of their promoting was baloney.
They are stuck with some outlandish contracts, hello A.J., and an aging team.
They must realize "THE CORE FOUR IS NO MORE" . Posada is a joke defensively,
however he feels he should make the descision as to when he DHs. Andy is fragile
and has to be spotted. Mo' is still good but no longer great and any pitcher is one
pitch away from blowing out his arm.

So Derek has been the poster boy for years and feels he should be paid as an icon.
I watch almost every Yankee game on TV and there were many games where he
had no idea what he was doing at bat. The most valuable tool he has is his arm.
He wont walk from NY there will be a compromise, but if this team does not get
younger soon, there may be an extended drought in the Bronx. It is better to leave
a year too early than a year too late.

Mantle, at the Yankees begging played an extra year and his lifetime BAVG feel
below .300.

Number 2 will have to realize sometime, and the sooner the better he is no longer
number 1.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Sure He used to be an elite closer, but recently he has become as effective as Papelbon...and no, that is not a good thing!

Hey clown.  What are you talking about?   I hate the Yankees but anybody that thinks Rivera has regressed at all is a clown like you.

This year's stats?  A 1.80 era, pretty good, no?  A .83 whip.  2nd best in his career and a dream for 99.9 percent of relievers.  Hitters batted .183 against him this year, how much better then that can you get?  In the last 2 post seasons he's pitched over 22 innings and given up a whopping ONE run !!!  Yeah, he's on his way down alright !!!  Get rid of him now !!!!!!

Without Rivera, the Yankees chances of making the playoffs decrease considerably.  And their chances of winning in the playoffs decreases dramatically considering Rivera is hands down the best closer in the playoffs to ever play the game...  a .70 era in the playoffs in his career? Have you even heard such a thing???

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