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Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:02 pm
 
Jeter The Wall Street Journal reports that the Giants have contacted Derek Jeter's agent in gauging Jeter's interest in playing for the Giants.

However, many in the game remain skeptical that Jeter will leave New York, unless so disillusioned by the process that he feels it's time to leave. Given how unlikely that is, the current state of talks remains viewed as nothing but grandstanding and posturing by both sides.

"Every team will have to make a read as to whether it's real, whether there's a chance to get him," an executive from another club told the Journal . "Nothing's going to come of it. He's going to sign back with them, I'm sure."

Before that happens, Jeter is expected to do exactly as GM Brian Cashman suggested he do, and that's shop the Yankees' offer, which no other team will be interested in topping. However, the Giants, coming off a World Series win and in desperate need for a shortstop, are at least doing due diligence in speaking with Jeter's agent. Brian Sabean, San Francisco's GM, was vice president of player development when Jeter was drafted in 1992, so there is some history there.

Alas, the Giants are not seriously pursuing Jeter at this point and one has to think won't get to that point unless Jeter tells them he will accept less than the Yankees' offer to play on the West Coast.

That's doubtful to happen.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:36 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

I have always respected Jeter however this time I am in total disagreement as to how he has handled this contract negotiation. Everybody, including the media has come out and talked about how the Yankee Brass should be grateful for what Jeter accomplished and pay him accordingly. When George was in charge maybe this would have been a done deal by now because George made decisions on pure emotion. In this day you are paid for what can you do for me not what you have done. Let's not forget the Yankees made Jeter a quarter of a billionaire. Where is the acceptance on Jeter's behalf? He's already made his money. Let's face it he is now an average fielder at best and a slap hitter who should be batting at the botom of the lineup. You can talk about how teams including the Yankees have overpd for players and they have been busts. Yes. However that is the nature of sports whether it be baseball, football, hockey,etc. The best analogy I can provide is a pharmacutical company that invests billions into R&D in order to come up with the next big drug. Many times 1 out 5 may be a winner. The rest are written off? So if you think Jeter has any leverage in this regard you are wrong. He will most likely sign however it appears that it will be on the Yankees terms and thats the way it should be.......



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 5:01 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

If I remember right, the deal Cashman has on the table is a couple years at $15 mil a pop. If the Giants decide to go that high for Jeter, they're insane.  That being said, they do have a good track record as of late with aging SS's (Uribe and Renteria last year).  

I really hope the Red Sox get into this and drive the price up.  I couldn't care less where he ends up, but it would make for some good hot stove tv this year.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

NL west era's vs AL east era's = your point is invalid!!!!!

Also, Morrow will more then likely be better than all four of those pitchers listed next year



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:10 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

First and Last of all, THE DODGERS SUCK!!! Period. They may have pitching, hitting, coaching, a great minor league organization, everything, but they still SUCK!



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:00 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

First of all, the Dodgers do not Suck, this team went to back to back NLCS and had a TERRIBLE year last year and went 80-82. Yes, the Giants have the best rotation in baseball and anyone who says the Blue Jays has a better staff is a moron.

Lets compare Marcum and Romero to Lilly and Garland:

Marcum- 2010 E.R.A.- 3.64
Romero- 2010 E.R.A.- 3.73

Garland- 2010 E.R.A.- 3.47
Lilly- 2010 E.R.A.- 3.62

Now, tell me, why would anyone not take the veteran established pitchers over the 2 year pitchers who now have a track record and teams can now start to scout tendanicies in certain counts, pitches they prefer to throw with certain counts, when all the teams have that info alrady on Garland and Lilly and they STILL posted a lower E.R.A.?



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 2:37 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

The Dodgers suck. No one would say that their 4th and 5th starters are better than the Jays 1&2, what was posted was that The NL West has better overall staffs than the AL East. Your comment about the Jayz having the best five man rotation is just dumb. Do you understand baseball? You certainly don't know much about pitching staffs. The Giants 1-5 are the best, even with Zito.



Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:35 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

to say the dodgers 4 & 5 is better than the jays 1 & 2 is retarded... i would take marcum, romero & especially morrow over Lilly & garland.. idiot..  jayz will have the best 5 man rotation in a year..



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:30 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

Your a moron to think the AL east pitching is better, u gotta be a yankee fan....besides CC, Lester, price who the hell is good in the Al east, beckett over rated, lackey a joke, any pitcher on baltimore is a joke, and toronto pitchers only have good records cause they score 20 runs a game....they giants starting staff is wayy better then the top 5 pitchers combined in the Al...plus u got kershaw, Billingsly, Latos, Webb



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:30 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

Strike Out - You must not have seen this years playoffs or the World Series. The best pitching staff in baseball resides in San Francisco. How could you think anything else? I'm guessing you're an AL East fan by your comments. You'd put up "any of the other 4 staffs in the AL East up against any staff in the NL West ANY DAY." Would you be willing to bet your life on your comments? Or money for that matter? Check out the stats.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Giants inquire after Derek Jeter

The NL Wests pitching is not anywhere near as good as the pitching in the AL east.  The Line-ups are nowhere near as good as the line-ups in the AL EAST.  Baltimore's and Arizona's pitching are terrible, but I'd match any of the other 4 staffs in the AL East up against any staff in the NL West ANY DAY

O.K. lets do that:

N.L. WEST-
Giants- Best rotation in baseball
Dodgers- Kershaw, Billingsley, Kuroda, Lilly and Garland
Rockies- Jimenez, Hammel, Cook, Rogers, Chacin
Padres- Latos, Richard, Stauffer, Leubke, LeBlanc
Diamondbacks- Suck

A.L. East-
Yankees- Sabathia, Burnett, Hughes, Nova?, and......????
Red Sox- Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Bucholz, Matsuzaka
Rays- Shields, Garza, Price, Niemann, Davis
Blue Jays- Marcum, Romero, Morrow, Cecil, Drabek

To say that the N.L. West pitching is "not anywhere near as good as the pitching in the AL East must mean that you are not clear on what good pitching means. The Giants have the best rotation in baseball and had a pitcher not give up a single run in the entire postseason. The Dogers #4 and 5 starters are better than the Blue Jays #1 and 2. The Padres have arguabley the best young pitchhing staff in the game, however, the other staff that is as young and as talented is the Rays, so, that is a wash. THis leaves the Rockies staff versus the Red Sox staff, I would call that a wash as well, with the slight edge to the Red Sox, who has the best pitching staff in the A.L. East. 
While the A.L. East is arguable the best division in baseball, I have to give the best pitching staff in baseball to the N.L. West.  


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