Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman reports the Yankees are expected to increase their offer to Jeter, to "in the $50 million range for three years."
If that's true, it appears the Yankees are softening a bit on their hard-line stance of telling him to find a better contract than the three-years, $45 million they've already offered. However, even with the increased offer, the Yankees will not budge from cutting Jeter's $21 million salary from 2010.
Jeter, 36, hit .270/.340/.370 with 10 home runs in 2010, numbers down across the board from 2009, and perhaps signs of a player in decline (which, you know, happens in the late 30s.)
Jeter's camp seems to be stuck on his value to the team away from the field, but the Yankees have survived the end of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, so somehow I think the franchise could survive without Jeter.
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