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Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

Posted on: December 4, 2010 1:59 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2010 5:29 pm

The archangels -- not the Angels -- are merrily blowing the trumpets in heaven. The sun smiling and planning to shine on the earth.

Derek Jeter and the Yankees have reached a deal.

And thank heavens that's over.

Rarely is there such huffing and puffing over a non-story.

Seriously, there was a greater chance that Babe Ruth would be reincarnated and come back to run a hot dog stand in the new Yankee Stadium than there ever was that Jeter would leave.

I don't care how "contentious" the negotiations became. It didn't matter who was asking whom to drink a "reality potion."

That it ever became this much of a story was absurd in the first place. There will not be a bigger non-story story this winter.

Anyway, the terms are three years at an average of somewhere between $15 and $17 million a season, with a fourth-year option for 2014.

Judging from the column I wrote the other day, there are many of you who think Jeter will be wildly overpaid at this rate, and that The Man (Hank or Hal Steinbrenner) should have stuck it to him.

There are others of you who agree with me, that a declining Jeter still deserves more than market value because of his iconic status with the Yankees.

If this were Pittsburgh, where every penny counts, I'd be a lot more critical of this contract.

But the Yankees print money. It's not like overpaying Jeter for his value on the field is going to hamstring the Yankees elsewhere as they put this year's team together ... or next year's team ... or their 2013 team.

We're talking about an all-time Yankee here, whose value to the franchise will extend even after Jeter joins Ruth for a hot dog lunch with the Great Yankee in the Sky however many years from now.

Whatever the salary, this was always going to happen.

Now can we move on to things that were not foregone conclusions, please?


Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:40 am

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

I am dead serious.
If you can tell me with a straight face that you're excited about the prospect of a 39-year-old Derek Jeter as your starting shortstop (or third baseman or first baseman) three years from now, then I'm glad for you. But I can guarantee you there are 29 GMs who wouldn't dream of it and 1 who wants it only because he has to.

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 12:54 am

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

jeter was the greatest in his four square feet at wankee stadium

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 12:17 am

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

Are you saying Bob Nutting and the Pirates are cheap?  Really? i would have never have guessed it.

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2010 9:35 pm
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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 9:00 pm

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

yea miller  the only idiot that was huffing and puffing was you ahahahahah  and jeter and his agent lol

Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:44 pm

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

I made a post a couple of days ago, that pretty much mirrors this one.   I suggested Cashman, should go ahead and make a horrendous overpayment to retain Jeters services. Please....go ahead overpay.....please feel obliged to keep playing him....please..please go ahead and do that.  Go ahead and move him out of his Shortstop position....find another spot for him if you can....I'm good with that too, his bat is slowing down, and really that's all he ever had going for him.    He's mostly been a class act, mostly has behaved like a gentleman, and is an icon for Yankee fans.  If  only the rest of us had icons like that on our teams.   That being said, the longer the Yankees keep him on the field the more the rest of us like it!!!!!!!!! 

Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:32 pm

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

question was asked to cougar by the way

Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:32 pm

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

I wont even comment on your statement but i have to ask...Are you a Moron? and thats asked with all seriousness.

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 7:58 pm

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

For somebody who says this is a non-news event, Miller sure made a career of writing about it.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2010 11:27 am

Hallelujah! Jeter back with Yankees

This is a great deal for us Yankee haters. The Yankees will put off for at least three years their pursuit of a shortstop, and Jeter's declining performance will become an anchor on their attempts to win a championship. Even when he's hitting .230 and his fielding continues to drop off, you know he's going to be in the lineup. This is great news.
His Gold Glove was an absolute joke. He doesn't make many errors, but that's because he doesn't even get to balls where a lot of other shortstops might make error. What looks like a clean single through the hole against the Yankees is maybe an E6 for another team because they guy actually gets to the ball and makes an off-balance throw into the stands.
This is beautiful. Halleluhah, indeed. 

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