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Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

Posted on: December 3, 2010 11:32 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2010 10:50 am
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Derek Jeter
A week ago, it looked like it could be splitsville for Derek Jeter and the Yankees, but now it appears they're going to stay together.

After a day of apparently fast-moving negotiations, the New York Daily News reported Friday night that an agreement on a new contract for the Yankees' captain could be mere hours away, signed Saturday or even late Friday. And it looks like the terms are going to end up closer to what the Yankees wanted than what Jeter was after.

A source familiar with the talks tells the Daily News talks are centering around a three-year deal with a possible incentive-based option for a fourth, at a value of about $19 million a year. That lets Jeter save face by not taking a pay cut (his just-expired 10-year deal averaged $18.9 million), but is nowhere near his initial position that was reported to be as high as six years at $150 million. The Yankees are believed to have started at three years and less than $45 million.

On pure baseball merits, $19 million is considerably more, probably twice as much, as anyone not named Derek Jeter would command on the open market. But this deal would recognize Jeter's off-field value, which was important to he and agent Casey Close, while remaining manageable for the Yankees and potentially expiring before Jeter turns 40.

So basically, it's the kind of compromise everyone figured would be the end result of all the posturing.

UPDATE: On Twitter , New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt says Jeter's deal with be three years at $15 million to $17 million per season, with a "creative hybrid type option" for a fourth year and notes the option is "not vesting and is highly unusual."

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

how's about after ring number 6 jackass



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 6:12 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

Jeter pure and simple is a winner!. Any professional will tell you it is not the stats, but when you make the "big" play. If a player goes 1 for 4 and that one hit is the game winner... he is valuable. Look at all the highlights of Jeter's years.. Argue what you want...since he became a Yankee going back to 1996, he has always been the one making the big play whether it be in the playoffs or World Series.
Stats are overrated....it is when you make your contribution..right A-Rod?


These are the arguments that make me laugh.  So I am in a 6-6 game in the 11th inning, I am 0-5 and I come up and hit a single to end the game, I am more valuable than the guy that went 2 for 5 with 4 RBI's during the game to actually keep me in the game and get me to extra innings??  People make no sense...  Derek Jeter is a good player and that is where it ends.  he has made a handful of great plays in the playoffs, but has NEVER been exceptional.....  I am not going to bash him and say he stinks, but he is worth nowhere near what they are about to pay him and I think that is great.  Let them spend their money on a washed up ballplayer who has done nothing for 2 of the last 3 years for a team that demands excellence.  A team that if they do not win the world series, their season is a failure because they spend more than any other team.  If I were a Yankee fan and I had won 1 World Series in the last 10 years, I would demand they let him go and try and improve my team.  



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

If you think a cap will save baseball and make it better, keep thinking that way.  The NFL is the best thing going at the moment, and you know what?  They have a garbage product.  There isn't a single team out there worth a shit.  Every team is essentially the same, and this is what people want?  You want everyone to be the Oakland Athletics?  You know why the NFL is popular?  Gambling.  Between Fantasy Football, all the office pools, and the gambling on the superbowl, there are billions spent gambling on this sport every year.  That is why we love football so much.  Unless you relish a Jacksonville-Tennessee matchup on Monday night (which got a higher rating than the World Series.  Why?  It's not because of the quality product put on display.  It's because some jerks have Jones-Drew and Chris Johnson in thier fantasy league).  A salary cap will only hurt baseball, because it pays $$$ when the Yankees and the Dodgers/Phillies make it to the WS.  It doesn't when the Royals and the Diamondbacks make it.  It contrast, because of the gambling, a Jaguars/Rams Superbowl wi
ll be one of the highest rated sporting events in history, because every jerk out there has 50 bucks on the coin flip.  Baseball needs the big names/big cities.  NFL, not so much.   



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

And this is why most "sports" fans have abandoned baseball, no parity.  At least in the NFL every team has a shot within a few years to turn its luck around with careful management and good front office decisions.

Really?  You think there's more parity in the NFL than in MLB?  Let's see.  In the last 10 postseasons for each league, 25 different MLB teams our of thirty have participated.  29 of 32 NFL teams have participated.  Loos better for the NFL, until you realize that the NFL allows 12 teams into the playoffs every year, and MLB allows 8.

So what that means is that in 80 opportunities, 25 MLB teams have made the playoffs.  That is a "success ratio" of 0.3125.  In 96 opportunities, 29 NFL teams have made the playoffs.  That is a success ratio of 0.3021.

What about overall champs?  In the last 10 NFL seasons, there have been 7 different champs.  In MLB, there have been 9.

The upshot is that there really isn't a huge difference, except maybe in perception.  And if anything, there is clearly more parity in MLB than the NFL, particularly when it comes to championships.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2010 2:36 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

No parity in baseball? How many different teams have won in the last 10 years? What game are you watching?



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

And this is why most "sports" fans have abandoned baseball, no parity.  At least in the NFL every team has a shot within a few years to turn its luck around with careful management and good front office decisions (unless you have Matt Millen in charge that guy is fail in a suit.)



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:56 am
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

Is anybody worth the salary they are paid? No, just like ticket prices don't represent the value or quality of play displayed on the field.



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 11:20 am
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

I actually think you are right on Guiness.  Jeter has been handsomely compensated for all he has done for the Yankees.  Interestingly Riveria took slight cut to remai with Yankees for remainder of a HOF carreer.  Jeter should have taken Yankees offer for a paltry $15M for 3 years.  He would have been 39 at end.  DOn't forget Yankees respected him enough to move a Gold Glove SS named A-Rod to 3rd out of respect for Jeter's contribution.

In my opinion Yanks, in this case should have held their position.  In some ways Jeter is acting as a prima donna.  Players are so spoiled it is asinine. Owners like Yankee owners contribute to it.  Sorry for no sympathy.

PS  I am rabid Yankee fan!!!  Give Bosox credit.  They have let similar guys go when being held up.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 10:49 am
 

Report: Jeter deal 'imminent'

I find it ironic how everyone is saying how amazing this man is. Wouldn't a good man know his worth on the field to his teamates? I mean there is only so much money to go around to make up a team .Anyone that values himself worth 20 mil on the baseball field sure as heck should produce numbers that show me that. If not pay him what he is worth on the field and then find a way to pay him for his worth to the Yankees off the field.

Doesn't the union represent baseball players? How does someone who puts up better numbers not ask for money than Jeter. I'm sure Jeter has a marketing company more than willing to handle all his endorsements and extra benefits for being a Yankee. He wouldn't be half the star if he played for Milwaukee. If New York has to continue to overpay for a player of his caliber because of what he did for the Yankees through the years, does that mean his salary during those years was 30 mil? Where does that leave the team if they want to win now instead of constantly paying for years past.

He does pretty good playing in New York.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2010 10:35 am
 

Clutch

Jeter pure and simple is a winner!. Any professional will tell you it is not the stats, but when you make the "big" play. If a player goes 1 for 4 and that one hit is the game winner... he is valuable. Look at all the highlights of Jeter's years.. Argue what you want...since he became a Yankee going back to 1996, he has always been the one making the big play whether it be in the playoffs or World Series.
Stats are overrated....it is when you make your contribution..right A-Rod?


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