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08:27 AM ET 11.19 | Though it is a very nice neighborhood, $50 million over three years may not be the kind of offer Derek Jeter wants to hear. Neither Jeter nor his agent, Casey Close, has disclosed what numbers they are seeking, but it is believed Jeter wants a five- to six-year deal somewhere in the range of $20 million a year. If you do the math, that's a difference of at least $50 million from the Yanks' offer. Most baseball analysts agree that, on the open market, the 36-year-old Jeter would attract no more than a two-year deal for a total of $15 million to $20 million.

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November 19, 2010  08:30 AM ET

What a joke.

November 19, 2010  08:31 AM ET

Denial is a terrible thing. He should take ANY Yankee offer with a smile.

November 19, 2010  08:34 AM ET

What's the matter, Derek? Spent that $189M ALREADY???????????????

November 19, 2010  08:37 AM ET

5 to 6 year deal? Is he kidding?

November 19, 2010  08:43 AM ET

Yankee bean counters know how much he's worth in terms of future revenues. Both sides are just posturing low and high, just like in any negotiation. They'll make the deal.

November 19, 2010  08:43 AM ET
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i have a hard time believing Jeter is behind a 5/6 year deal request. he seems like a level headed guy. the only thing i can see driving that is he wants something to match Arod's deal.

10 years ago i was a big fan.. what drew me to him was his book and how he had to work hard coming up... to get where he was... dunno what the hell happened

November 19, 2010  08:44 AM ET

a 36 y/o looking for a 5 - 6 yr deal is ridiculous, even for jeter.

November 19, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Denial is a terrible thing. He should take ANY Yankee offer with a smile.

His time in N.Y. will be in 4 years. SS for next year full time at 15 mil plus incentives. Following year half the time at SS Half as DH. Third year as DH and the final one as a bench/ DH for his farewell tour. He will then be signed on to a life time contract to show up to the Old timers game, spring training. etc. Same stuff Yogi does.

November 19, 2010  08:51 AM ET
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i don't think jeter has changed....this is more of his agent talking...actually, its probably the press grasping for straws.

Agents say what their client permits, if they don't they are no longer that player's agent.

November 19, 2010  08:52 AM ET
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i have a hard time believing Jeter is behind a 5/6 year deal request. he seems like a level headed guy. the only thing i can see driving that is he wants something to match Arod's deal.

Although I think 5 or 6 years is a bit much, $20M a year is about right. I mean why should he take a pay cut. The Yankees have the money and Jeter knows it.

November 19, 2010  08:53 AM ET

Cocaine is a crazy drug...

November 19, 2010  08:55 AM ET
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Cocaine is a crazy drug...

So is LSD which it appears the agent is taking if he thinks Jeter is worth 6 years

November 19, 2010  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Agents say what their client permits, if they don't they are no longer that player's agent.

And it's called NEGOTIATING. Hating on a player like Jeter who has the respect of EVERYONE in baseball because he's asking for something that you (and many others) think is absurd is laughable. The fact is - Jeter is worth much more to the Yankees than his performance ON the field, and if you don't know that, you haven't been paying attention (or you're not too bright).

Yes, five or six years is too much, but if the initial offer from Jeter's camp was 3 years - they'd have NO wiggle room. If you are in any type of sales job, please let me know. I'd love to negotiate with you - as you started with the sticker price, and had nowhere to go but down...

November 19, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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i don't think jeter has changed....this is more of his agent talking...actually, its probably the press grasping for straws.

I still think in the back of his mind, he's still a little jealous or pissed off about that ridiculous contract they gave Arod. The Yankees will pay..........they have no choice.

November 19, 2010  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So is LSD which it appears the agent is taking if he thinks Jeter is worth 6 years

I guess the Yankees were on LSD when they gave ARod his last contract then...

November 19, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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i don't think jeter has changed....this is more of his agent talking...actually, its probably the press grasping for straws.

dont like the vibe I get from him anymore... i hope him and JG walk off in the sunset together

November 19, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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I guess the Yankees were on LSD when they gave ARod his last contract then...

That they were. He is not worth the money they are spending. I believe when he opted out there were no suitors for him. If I were the yanks I would have offered him a 15 mil. contract with incentives. I believe no one else would have matched that.

November 19, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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i don't think that' always true...

Let me ask you, if you had somone representing you and they did or said something that was counter to what you wanted or in some way compromised what it was you wanted to accomplish would you keep them?

November 19, 2010  09:04 AM ET

There's an Orioles thread today! Great news for O's fans, of course that's the first sign of the apocalypse.

 
November 19, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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That they were. He is not worth the money they are spending. I believe when he opted out there were no suitors for him. If I were the yanks I would have offered him a 15 mil. contract with incentives. I believe no one else would have matched that.

your right, Yanks should have made him pay for opting out...........

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