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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: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 1:03 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.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration


Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:40 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

If the players with big names keep getting greedy, the Yankees wont be able to put a championship team on the field. Im tired of them over paying players. Jeter just earned 189 mill, stop getting greedy and take what they offered. 15 mill a year for 3 years is too much for a declining player as it is. If he rejects it, move on. Rivera is another one, 18 mil a year, are you serious. If your so loyal, take what they offer so they can sign what they need. They already made a mistake by signing a-rod for way too much for way too long. Stop with these crazy contracts already.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

ha ha SURE PAL...disloyalty...dream on....Jeter has too much class for that. Unlike your boy Johnny Damon. How did that taste. if he did maybe another curse would start for Boston.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Jeter Should Sign With The Red Sox........

Derek Jeter should stick it to the Steinbrenners for their disloyalty and their unappreciative stance, cease negotiations with NY and sign with the Red Sox instead.  Boy, wouldn't that just burn Yankeee-lover's butts if he went with Boston to finish his career?  The Sox should throw a boat load of money his way just to stick it to New York.  The NY media would burn the Steinbrenners for letting their poster boy get away to their biggest competitor.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:04 pm

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Why does everyone get so bent out of shape over negotiations between a team and athlete.  We can all agree in the end that Derek Jeter will be a Yankee and he will probably get a 3-5 year deal.  So just let the process work as it has for decades and worry about something else.  It's Thanksgiving this week, let's hope sportswriters can find something to write about that doesn't jab or take shots at our athletes.  This one has been the face of his team for some time and has remained pretty clean in a tough town.  Can we be thankful for that?  Dump on Arod, its more fun!

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:55 am

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Even from an on-field perspective, Jeter is in a better position than folks seem to think: who else is out there to play SS for the Yanks?  He may be on the decline--next year will tell--but he's still an anchor to the team in so many ways.  The key is for Yanks to pay him for the full package he provides--including off-field image, leadership, and stability--then tell him he bats 7th or 8th, takes 20-25 games at DH, LF, or on the bench, and prepares for full-time transition out of SS once Yanks find someone of high caliber to replace him.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:10 am

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

I read an article on ESPN where Jeter's agent compared what Jeter has done for the Yankees to what Babe Ruth did.  I would think that is a little over the top.  Jeter has had a heck of a career in NY, but he has been paid very well for that.  He is not worth the $15 mil the Yanks are offering him now, but he does not think that is enough.  There cannot be another team in the league that would pay him more, so the Yanks just need to stick to their guns, and Jeter will wake up and sign the deal.

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:46 am

Yanks won't offer Jeter arbitration

Even though I am a Red Sox fan and I love the MLB in general. I am going to say this and how you yankee fans take it is up to youhe is gonna be 36 ok 3 years is a good deal for someone on the decline is it not? now be honest, his range is reduced, his at bats ? are slowly declining % wise. 3 years at 15 mill? A lot of us can only say the salary amount yet alone get a job where that is in my pocket.and yes I am NOT happy with the way the GM for Boston is doing.. believe that.

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