MLB  > General MLB  > Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees
November 23, 2010, 01:52 PM
Should Derek Jeter stop being greedy and take the 3 year 45 million deal the Yankees are offering him?
November 23, 2010  02:09 PM ET

Not being a Yankee fan, I say YES! The man is 36 years old coming of a 10 year $189M contract and from what I understand, his skills are deteriorating.

I'm really starting to severely dislike over-priced athletes

November 23, 2010  08:47 PM ET

Yes

He will get no more than 2 years anywhere else. If George were alive, he might get what he wants. Somehow he will have to scrape by with 15 million. Maybe he could collect bottles for deposit to make up the shortfall.

November 26, 2010  11:45 AM ET

No somebody is going to offer him more

November 26, 2010  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No somebody is going to offer him more

Who?

November 26, 2010  02:19 PM ET

Why are the sports media wasting our time and their space on the economics of Jeter's deal? That's not a sport and most fans seem to have little or no interest in the money side of the game. Besides, everyone knows that Jeter will finish his career as a Yankee and the Yankees can't let him go anywhere else. Thus, the "negotiations" and the cat and mouse game between Close and Cashman are false exercises. Jeter is not a stupid guy and he knows that only the Yanks would offer a contract of this magnitude to a 36 year old .270 hitter based on his intangible value. Any other club would happily sign Edgar Renteria to a fat one or two-year deal instead.

November 26, 2010  06:24 PM ET

Methinks he is on drugs or getting bad advice or both. The Yankees may sweeten their offer a little but nowhere near what he wants. The Yankees should look at their options re free agency or minors re a shortstop. Maybe the Mets could shop Reyes to them for a few good prospects. The Mets are going nowhere this year so why not start restocking their depleted farm system.

November 26, 2010  09:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Why are the sports media wasting our time and their space on the economics of Jeter's deal? That's not a sport and most fans seem to have little or no interest in the money side of the game. Besides, everyone knows that Jeter will finish his career as a Yankee and the Yankees can't let him go anywhere else. Thus, the "negotiations" and the cat and mouse game between Close and Cashman are false exercises. Jeter is not a stupid guy and he knows that only the Yanks would offer a contract of this magnitude to a 36 year old .270 hitter based on his intangible value. Any other club would happily sign Edgar Renteria to a fat one or two-year deal instead.

Perhaps the Yankees can't "let" him go anywhere else but they can "let" him retire because if the Yankees don't pay, no one else will!

November 27, 2010  10:09 AM ET

sorry this is all bs he is still the best short stop in the game. in his worst year he was 1st in hits 2nd in walks 5th in OBP and he won the gold glove for all short stops. i'm not saying he deserves 25 mil 5yrs. but really name 1 better short stop in the game, except Hannley.

November 27, 2010  10:58 AM ET

It would be very amusing to actually see Yankee fans weeping, like some crime has been committed against humanity, if Jeter goes elsewhere.

November 27, 2010  11:40 AM ET

I hate to break the news to some people but he is not the second coming of Jesus Christ. If the scooter was still alive I think he would have taken him aside & given him some good advice. To all of those complaining about high ticket prices, remember whatever he gets will translate into higher ticket & concession prices . Think about it.

November 27, 2010  02:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

sorry this is all bs he is still the best short stop in the game. in his worst year he was 1st in hits 2nd in walks 5th in OBP and he won the gold glove for all short stops. i'm not saying he deserves 25 mil 5yrs. but really name 1 better short stop in the game, except Hannley.

hahaha, you say Jeter is the best 'short stop' (apparently it's two words now) in the game! Then you basically say Hanley is better at the end.

You point to his hits and walks, yet fail to say that when you bat leadoff for the highest scoring team in baseball, you're bound to get enough plate appearances to do that. He batted .270, surely you can see his plate appearances is the only reason he had so many hits...and he wasn't 5th in OBP for SS either...he was 6th.

You also think he won the gold glove for all 'short stops' when the NL gets their own awards.

To answer your question....Tulo is better than Jeter...both offensively and defensively...easily

November 27, 2010  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

sorry this is all bs he is still the best short stop in the game. in his worst year he was 1st in hits 2nd in walks 5th in OBP and he won the gold glove for all short stops. i'm not saying he deserves 25 mil 5yrs. but really name 1 better short stop in the game, except Hannley.

Why don't you do look at ALL of his numbers, including the ones that aren't so good??????

As I've said before, the GG voting is a joke so I certainly hope you have something else to back up your claim!

November 27, 2010  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

'so I certainly hope you have something else to back up your claim!'

Nothing but his huge crush...

November 27, 2010  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Nothing but his huge crush...

or HER crush...

November 27, 2010  04:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Nothing but his huge crush...

LOL Don't think that counts!

November 27, 2010  05:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

LOL Don't think that counts!

um...um...but, but he's 'the Captain' and um...his intangibles...can't put a price on those intangibles...which apparently only he has.

November 27, 2010  07:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

um...um...but, but he's 'the Captain' and um...his intangibles...can't put a price on those intangibles...which apparently only he has.

He's also a 36 y/o player with declining skills, both offensively and defensively - that's as tangible as it gets!

Can't be Captain forever, can he?

November 27, 2010  07:35 PM ET

Captain Hook was.

November 27, 2010  08:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Captain Hook was.

LOL I meant Captain of the Yankees but I'm sure you know that and you are just yanking my chain!

 
November 27, 2010  11:02 PM ET

aren't there already 50 bazillion threads on this? why start one more? nobody has anything new to add.

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