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08:42 AM ET 11.27 | The agent for Derek Jeter said a published report yesterday stating the free agent shortstop was asking for a six-year, $150 million deal from the Yankees is untrue. "The recently rumored terms of our contract proposal are simply inaccurate," agent Casey Close wrote in an e-mail. The Yankees and Jeter have been engaged in a standoff over what the 36-year-old shortstop deserves. The Yankees made an offer of three years, $45 million, but Jeter wants more years and money.

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November 27, 2010  08:44 AM ET

Of course it is...

November 27, 2010  08:57 AM ET

geez...another jeter thread....what a way to start the day

November 27, 2010  08:58 AM ET

at least derek was kind enuff to change outta that butt-ugly gray hoodie

November 27, 2010  08:59 AM ET

If Jeter made some big hits against the Rangers perhaps I still wouldn't be so VEXXXED at him and careless what happens to him

November 27, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Of course it is...

Most likely the Yankees PR Machine trying to make Derek look like a selfish money grabber, and trying to get the fans to turn on him.

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November 27, 2010  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Right, he wants 15 years 1.5 billion..........

Yeah, but the Yanks can afford it.

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November 27, 2010  09:24 AM ET
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Lol....why would they do that?

Just making the comment, more tongue in cheek, because if that was a Red Sox player in the same situation, that would be the response from most Yankee fans on this site. But I also believe both sided want to make the other look like the bad guy.

November 27, 2010  09:37 AM ET

Blah, blah, blah! Why not say exactly how much Jeter is asking for, Me. Close???

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/26/jeter-said-to-be-asking-for-23-to -24-million-a-year/

November 27, 2010  09:48 AM ET
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he is only worth about 2 years 5 million per. all the big money he gets will be from his past not what he can do for them in the future.

shut up u know nothing about base ball name 1 just 1 better shortstop on the game. and its not hannley he only had 1 good year

November 27, 2010  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Right, he wants 15 years 1.5 billion..........

Unless Jeter is willing to say publicly exactly how much he wants, then he and his agent should just shut up. He wants it both ways. He better be careful if it is fan support he is after. He is losing it fast.
If I am the Yankees I offer 3 years, 45 million and let him know at some point we have to look elsewhere and put money in other places....It is a very fair offer.

November 27, 2010  09:57 AM ET
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Lol....why would they do that?

There may be some truth to it. It is not like he has ever been under paid or under appreciated. Until he says what he wants, his bottom line, then I have no doubt his agent wants way more than he is worth. Jeter is playing the same game of PR as the team. The same.

November 27, 2010  09:58 AM ET
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he is only worth about 2 years 5 million per. all the big money he gets will be from his past not what he can do for them in the future.

please name 1 better short stop over the last couple years better than Jeter. and no its not Hannley he had 1 good year in his (worst year) he is 1st in hits 2nd in walks 5th in obp. nad he won a gold glove!!!! so come on people he is still the best look at the #

November 27, 2010  10:01 AM ET

I hope Jeter gets $45 million for three years at a minimum. Tie up more Yankee money so as not to do further damage to baseball. Another $120 to $150 for Lee over 5 or 6 years, priceless.

November 27, 2010  10:03 AM ET
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please name 1 better short stop over the last couple years better than Jeter. and no its not Hannley he had 1 good year in his (worst year) he is 1st in hits 2nd in walks 5th in obp. nad he won a gold glove!!!! so come on people he is still the best look at the #

The number I see is 36 and soon to be 37. Not going to get the number of yers he wants at those prices at that age...

November 27, 2010  10:11 AM ET
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The number I see is 36 and soon to be 37. Not going to get the number of yers he wants at those prices at that age...

Father Time is undefeated

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November 27, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Most likely the Yankees PR Machine trying to make Derek look like a selfish money grabber, and trying to get the fans to turn on him.

Bingo...

... which is classless and unnecessary.

The kind of manueveur one would do if they don't want the player to return. Not to a player that has shown class throughout his entire career and been a solid contributor.

Regardless, he still resigns with Yanks for 3 years with a 10% salary increase.

 
November 27, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Yeah, but the Yanks can afford it.

Exactly lol

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