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.
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