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Jeter 'worth' $5 million a year?

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08:29 AM ET 10.05 | Derek Jeter will undoubtedly earn more than his statistics might suggest. If you put blinders to the mystique and aura, how much value is there for a 36-year-old free-agent shortstop who delivers a .270 average, 10 homers, 67 RBIs and solid but unspectacular defense? "Twelve million dollars over two years, maybe $10 million over two," one former GM said. "But I think he'll probably get a lot more than that." ... Jeter has all the rings, all the legendary moments and 3,000 hits on the horizon. So even now he may be looking for a raise, not a cut, from his 10-year, $189 million contract.

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October 5, 2010  08:35 AM ET

This one is going to be good for at least 400 comments ...

I say they pay him anywhere between 10-20 million per season ... my original thought was 4/100 ... not sure that is going to happen ... probably will depend on the outcome of the playoffs ...

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October 5, 2010  08:45 AM ET

and if he plays great in the post season and Yanks do well, his down season will be forgotten..i believe he had a down season a few years ago and he came back the next year and played pretty good

October 5, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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he's worth $10MM on merchandise sold alone...

Any GM who said 5 million (Theo?) is an idiot. The Yanks make a fortune on this guy. When you go to the stadium the Jeter jerseys and T shirts are probably as many as all the other ones combined. Granted he's not having a great year but there aren't too many offensive SS's and last year he was an MVP candidate.
Lets not forget he's going for 3000 hits so there will be some games were a whole bunch of those $2500 seats are going to be sold when they normally wouldn't. Then there will be Jeter 3000 T shirts, posters and merchandise. He's a cash cow.

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October 5, 2010  09:23 AM ET

Who cares? They could pay him a hundred million a year and still have a top ten payroll's worth left over for the rest of the team.

October 5, 2010  09:26 AM ET
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that is a great idea...would the union allow anything like that to happen?

I remember A Rod wanting his own merchandise tent at Shea stadium before he ended up signing with Texas. Not sure if that was to get some of the profits or just feeding his incredible ego.
They don't need to bother anyway. They have all the money they need to pay him, Lee, and anyone else they want and he's one of the reasons they have all that money. They also won't do anything to piss him off. They want him back at old timers day and at Spring training since he's building a palace in Tampa. Much like Reggie is around all the time so will be Jeter

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October 5, 2010  09:29 AM ET

Here's how it's going to go: All parties enter a white room, greetings and handshakes exchanged politely. Brian Cashman passes Derek a 2"X2" piece of unfolded paper along with a pen. Derek rights down a number with a dollar sign in front of it, and then a single digit representing the length of the contract, folds it and slides it across the table to the Stienbrenners. One of the two of them unfolds it, nods his head, passes it to the other Stienbrenner (reads it) and then in turn passes to Brian Cashman who smiles. They stand and embrace each other with pats on the back..... and say "Let's get back to work now"!

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October 5, 2010  09:30 AM ET

Is that what clubhouse leadership pays nowadays?

Jeter will be Jeter in the playoffs... when Cano/Granderson get the jitters, who do you think is going to pick them up and keep their heads in the game?

Bottom line, $5 mil for Jeter's intagibles is cheap! And Im a mets fan... we know the value of intangibles (even though the front office has no clue), probably better than any fanbase in the league.

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October 5, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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This one is going to be good for at least 400 comments ...I say they pay him anywhere between 10-20 million per season ... my original thought was 4/100 ... not sure that is going to happen ... probably will depend on the outcome of the playoffs ...

I was thinking more along the lines of 5 yrs. 85 mil...

... it would guarantee he'll retire in a Yankees uniform.

He'll be 41 years old but is a good athlete and is always in shape.

October 5, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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No GM said $5m. The author pointed out that only two 34-year-old shortstops have been signed since '91 and they got about $5m per. It's a pretty good article. Jeter is worth more to the Yankees than any other team in baseball.

Indeed and I'm think more than a deal for 2 years.

October 5, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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This one is going to be good for at least 400 comments ...I say they pay him anywhere between 10-20 million per season ... my original thought was 4/100 ... not sure that is going to happen ... probably will depend on the outcome of the playoffs ...

I agree this topic will garner over 400 comments lol

 
October 5, 2010  09:43 AM ET

Give him a one year, thanks for everything contract for 25 Million. Let him come back, get hit #3000 (first Yankee to do so) and then walk away after the 2011 season and into the HOF.....

Arod's waiting for that "C".................

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