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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: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 4:12 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

I keep seeing that "the Yankees offered Jeter 3 / $45." Is this an official offfer? I haven't seen it anywhere but on this board.
I think that's a pretty generous offer. I certainly don't think ANY team would pay more.
I personally think the Yankees should give him 4 years, but drop it to $14 / year, making it 4 / $56. That takes him through 40 years old.

I don't think that's a slap in the face even though it is a susbstantial pay cut. It's only such a substantial pay cut because they overpaid on his previous contract. The time to start playing hardball you ask??  You have to start somewhere and Jeter happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not to mention, he could have helped himself in his free agent season by putting up .300+ numbers like usual. I think he can bounce back----I don't think we've seen his last .300 season. But he didn't help his negotiating case by hitting .270.

As for Torre.... $5 mill was a lot of money----more than any manager was making. And there were incentives to up that, but these guys get egos too big for their own good.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

The Yanks offered Jeter 45 milion for three years.  That is way more than the open market would bear for an old SS.  Very generous offer by the Yankees.

Some people said the same thing about Torre's offer for 5 million to manage the Yankees a few years back. While Jeters offer and Torres offer are VERY generous offers...they are massive pay cuts for both of them. Nobody likes to take a pay cut. When you over pay for all the scrubs the Yankees have over paid for in the past...why start playing hard ball when it comes time to pay your future hall of famer? Look at what they paid AJ Burnett last year. An that is just 1 of a million examples of them over paying for players.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 3:45 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

I have been a Yankee fan for over 30 yrs. and have always liked Jeter, but in my opinion the Yanks would be stupid to give him anything over 3 yrs. 30 million dollars. I would love for him to finish his career in the pinstripes, but I also don't want the team to handcuff theirselves into a long term big money contract for a player that will continue to decline. It just makes no sense. So if Jeter feels like he has to have a long term big money deal then as far as I'm concerned he can get some other sucker to give him the money.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 3:44 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Just give him 25% of the franchise. After all he is the player most responsible for the success and adoration that the world has heaped upon the Yankees. Mariano Rivera? I have no respect for a guy who only works one inning in a game and expects to be the" Da Man". 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!

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 3:35 pm

Red Sucks Fans-Quit smoking crack

Jeter is not going to sign with Red Sucks. Red Sucks will not resign their best offensive player V. Martinez to a long term deal. Martinez is younger,more versatile and a better hitter than Jeter. Red Sucks always sign losers-Beckett and Lackey. This year try Damon again!

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 2:56 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

I'm not as sure as some of you that Jeter is going to remain a Yankee. I used to think so, but not anymore.   They say no to anything above a 3 year deal and then they don't even offer him arbitration?  And when you look at how they haven't signed Rivera yet because they won't offer him a 2 year deal instead of a 1 year deal, that tells you something as well.

I think the Yankees management is absolutely half retarded.  They are refusing to pay to loyal and future hall of fame athletes and career yankees a combined 100 million dollars over time but continuously over pay for players from other teams????????????  That's a slap in the face if you ask me...

The only way Jeter stays is if he accepts a 3 year deal.... if not, he's going to shock most of you because I doubt the Yankees are going to give in this time. 

No more George... this is his greedy and stupid sons that barely understand the game, as weird as that sounds.  These are the same people that took a dominant Joba out of the pen and replaced him in the pen with what was supposed to be a starter in Hughes.  Nobody with a brain would have done that.  Joba hasn't been the same since... thankfully Hughes recovered for them though....  but once again it just proved how stupid these people really are.  Rich yes... filthy rich even.. but smart?  LMAO  NO !

Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 2:27 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

@packman..theres no reason to get fielder when they have Mark Teixeria playing first base for the next 6 years and possibly beyond. They simply have no need to waste their time, Jeter's agent or the arbitrators' because a deal will get done, its only a matter of semantics

Since: Jun 1, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

They are just clearing money for Cliff Lee & Fielder

Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:42 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

4 years $60 mil

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:12 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Hey destiny's child..This post looks very similar to the one some idiot put up for Mariano's article. Get an original idea will you please. Now the fact of this is they offered him 3yrs at 15 million per. He really has to take that and smile. He is definately getting overpaid and is making himself look like an ass. There is not one educated baseball fan out there that would say Jeter deserve more cash than that. Let's not forget he already was paid 189 million on his last contract. Jeters offer is very fair and I think he should put himself out there to get a taste of reality. Mariano even at his age and skills put him as a top closer, a 2 yr deal is not much to ask for Mr. Automatic. Do not make the same mistake you made with Andy Petite.

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