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08:11 AM ET 11.26 | Hal Steinbrenner predicted that the Derek Jeter negotiations might get "messy," and here we are. Some day, somehow Jeter and the Yankees are going to tie the knot again, if only because it would be suicidal on both their parts not to. But right now they're at least $80 million apart, probably more, and neither side is budging. ... [Sources] close to the Jeter/[Casey] Close camp have said their starting point was six years, $150 million and that they aren't budging on $25 million per year -- which would effectively get the captain about even in annual average salary to Alex Rodriguez, the real benchmark from their standpoint in this negotiation.

New York Daily News

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November 26, 2010  08:16 AM ET

Ehhh, Mr. Jeter....this is 2010, not 2003. You are 37, you play shortstop and you want the Yanks to give you $150 million over the next 6 years??? If you have naked photos of Hal Jr. or Cashman, then keep them to yourself, if you don't mind

November 26, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Good Luck, Derek!


You're gonna need it!!!

November 26, 2010  08:36 AM ET

This is getting real fun to watch..............

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November 26, 2010  09:08 AM ET
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Maybe if you're a sox fan :)

What, you're not enjoying this? The so called ultimate team player vs. the so called classiest organization in sports. This is good stuff:)

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November 26, 2010  09:16 AM ET

I love Derek Jeter, and I'm a Red Sox fan! The guy has exuded class on an everyday basis since she stepped into the big leagues. However, facts are facts and the Jeter of today is not the one from five, six years ago. I wouldn't blame the Yankess at all, if the six year, $150M demand is true, for letting him walk. Would anyone, except the most die hard Yanks fan, be the slightest bit surprised if the 37 year old Jeter slipped to .240 with 45 rbi this year. I know
he's the man, but I hope his legend isn't tarnished by this silly demand.

November 26, 2010  09:23 AM ET

I love ya Jetes, but at this stage, you have to be reasonable. Yes, it was a joke that the team paid A-FRaud that much dough, but two wrongs don't make a right. I have heard reports that Jeter has made well over $200 million is salary alone, that doesn't include truckloads more in endorsements over the years. He has been properly treated, now it is his turn to be fair.

November 26, 2010  09:32 AM ET
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I personally dont care how much jeter makes per year as whatever they are eventually going to pay him is too much anyway.....the years though are insane. He should get a 2 year contract with an easily attainable 3rd all for big $ and if he wants to keep playing, he should be paid per year.I thinl all yankee fans want him back, want him to remain with the franchise post playing career, most of us feel he is the most iconics yankee in the last 50 years (maybe mattingly is close- but doesn't have the rings)All that being said......150 mil for six? Get the hell outta here

That would be the Mick, better make that the last 35 years.

November 26, 2010  09:35 AM ET

I said it on an earlier thread, Jeter's camp needs to be careful how they play this hand. Brett Favre was much more of an icon in Green Bay than Jeter is in New York, anyone who doesn't think that has never been to Green Bay. Favre won't be getting many holiday cards this year from Wisconsin.

November 26, 2010  09:36 AM ET
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You gotta admit that Jeter asking for 6/150 @ 37 yrs old, coming off a .270/10/67 yr at the plate is pretty funny.I hope Marco Scutaro's agent is in the Himalayas right now without an internet connection.

When 20,000 people a night are wearing Scutaro jersies at Fenway you can worry about his agent. 2 years ago Jeter hit 330. When exactly has Scutaro hit 330 with a 400 OBP?

3 years and 50 mil is about right when you factor in the $ Jeter brings in for the team. Scutaro might bring in $20 if a family member goes to the game and has a couple of beers.

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November 26, 2010  09:37 AM ET
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I love ya Jetes, but at this stage, you have to be reasonable. Yes, it was a joke that the team paid A-FRaud that much dough, but two wrongs don't make a right. I have heard reports that Jeter has made well over $200 million is salary alone, that doesn't include truckloads more in endorsements over the years. He has been properly treated, now it is his turn to be fair.

Not to mention Rodriguez can move to DH where is can contribute. .270 hitters without power don't DH, they platoon until they are phased out.

November 26, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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I said it on an earlier thread, Jeter's camp needs to be careful how they play this hand. Brett Favre was much more of an icon in Green Bay than Jeter is in New York, anyone who doesn't think that has never been to Green Bay. Favre won't be getting many holiday cards this year from Wisconsin.

Jeter hasn't said a word publically. His agent is doing his job trying to make as much money for his client as possible. They can ask for whatever they want, doesn't mean they will get it. Farve also kept retiring and unretiring and made it no secret he wanted to go to a division rival.

November 26, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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Percentages and odds are against him bouncing back over 300 next year. G-Man's .240 may be close and I'd bet .250-.280 is in the cards. Shortstops with that average, 10 HRs, and his range are all over MLB. Yes, he's a Yankee icon, but they have always paid him like one. The Yanks should tell Jeter they made a mistake on the SterRod contract and we aren't going there again.

I remember everyone saying the same thing after the 2008 season and then he had one of thebest seasons he's ever had in 2009.

November 26, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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Jeter hasn't said a word publically. His agent is doing his job trying to make as much money for his client as possible. They can ask for whatever they want, doesn't mean they will get it. Farve also kept retiring and unretiring and made it no secret he wanted to go to a division rival.

Well, you can be sure every word that comes out of Close is cleared by Jeter. As for Favre the point is even icons must act professionally and respectfully, Jeter is no exception.

November 26, 2010  09:43 AM ET
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Jeter hasn't said a word publically. His agent is doing his job trying to make as much money for his client as possible. They can ask for whatever they want, doesn't mean they will get it. Farve also kept retiring and unretiring and made it no secret he wanted to go to a division rival.

Everybody wants to blame the agent, but you know he works for Derek and is just doing and saying what Derek wants him to. Jeter could end this right now if he wants to, but it looks like he's hell bent on making the team pay.........

 
November 26, 2010  09:44 AM ET

Derek Jeter cannot be asking for this kind of money from the New York Yankees. The man is a great player but he isn't keeping in mind that he just came off of the worst season in his career and he isn't worth as much as that 10 year, 189 million dollar contract that he was offered and agreed to in 2001. He was at the peak of his career and he made 18.9 million a year during that time. Now, he is getting old and he is coming off his worst year and he wants even more money. This is ridiculous and Jeter might not even be coming back to play for the Yankees next year simply because he is too greedy. The Yankee fans will soon lose respect for this man and it could get ugly for Jeter's teammate, Mariano Rivera, too, because Rivera wants a 4 year deal and the Yankees are only willing to offer him 2 years simply because he is old. You can't beg for a contract that takes you into your mid-40s if you're Jeter and Rivera.

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