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08:22 AM ET 12.02 | A face-to-face sit-down seems to have brought about no movement in signing Derek Jeter. The Yankees had hoped to hear back from Casey Close Wednesday, but the agent didn't respond, according to a source, leading to internal speculation that it's unlikely there will be any engagement on a settlement before the winter meetings. The Yankees have offered Jeter a three-year, $45 million contract, while Jeter is believed to be seeking four or five years at $22 million-$24 million per season, leaving a difference of more than $40 million in the best-case scenario. Close said he had no additional comment Wednesday night when reached by e-mail, while Cashman did not return two calls seeking comment. Meanwhile, the just-completed Troy Tulowitzki contract is believed to have emboldened the Yankees in their assertion that their offer to Jeter is more than fair and reasonable.

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December 2, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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Plus, Tulowitzki is younger and very good. Jeter should just stop stalling.

Who is Tulowitzki?

December 2, 2010  09:08 AM ET

4 years - 17.5 million per.

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December 2, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Yawn.....

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December 2, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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that's a given...he's 10 yrs younger...i'm faily certian the rockies will regret that deal in a few years. no player should be given a 10 yr deal.

What are Tulo's offensive stats over the last 5 years?

December 2, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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a better ss than Derek Jeter

In what capacity?

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December 2, 2010  09:53 AM ET
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that's a given...he's 10 yrs younger...i'm faily certian the rockies will regret that deal in a few years. no player should be given a 10 yr deal.

Afraud agrees with you.

December 2, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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What are Tulo's offensive stats over the last 5 years?

2007 - .291, 24 HRs, 99 RBIs, .838 OPS
2008 - .263, 8 HRs, 46 RBIs, .732 OPS (missed 1/2 the season w/ an injury)
2009 - .297, 32 HRs, 92 RBIs, .930 OPS
2010 - .315, 27 HRs, 95 RBIs, .949 OPS

He's 25. He's also a good defensive player. Jeter today shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Tulowitski.

December 2, 2010  10:34 AM ET

BTW: Jeter got a 10 year contract that was larger than Tulowitski's at about the same age. Given Tulowitski's numbers, you can't even say it's a crazy contract if you compare it to Jeter's.

December 2, 2010  10:35 AM ET

Verducci wrote a great piece about this earlier this week that pretty much mirrored my thoughts and I think the thoughts of a lot of Yankee & Jeter fans. It's really easy to junk him if you never liked him or the Yankees in the first place - which seems to be the case for a lot of the posters on here - but I don't think you can honestly dismiss his contributions to the game or the team. Verducci also points out that Jeter was getting back to his usual form by the end of the season and I, for one, don't for a second believe he is done. If I were him, agreeing that he doesn't NEED the money, I would tell the Yankees to spam off, sign with the Giants or Dodgers and have the best season of my career. I say this as a life-long Yankee fan who will honestly not watch another Yankee game if that happens. Sick to death of watching them screw over their core players and paying out the arse for big-name, no ethics schmucks.

December 2, 2010  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

What are Tulo's offensive stats over the last 5 years?

Go look it up, Baseball reference dot com.

December 2, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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BTW: Jeter got a 10 year contract that was larger than Tulowitski's at about the same age. Given Tulowitski's numbers, you can't even say it's a crazy contract if you compare it to Jeter's.

you shouldn't compare contracts to Jeter's, period.

December 2, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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Who is Tulowitzki?

If you don't know who Tulowitzki is, you haven't been paying attention to the game since at least 2006.

December 2, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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BTW: Jeter got a 10 year contract that was larger than Tulowitski's at about the same age. Given Tulowitski's numbers, you can't even say it's a crazy contract if you compare it to Jeter's.

The Rockies also aren't the Yankees - you're dealing with an entirely different economic structure there. We'll see in 10 years if Tulowitski leaves the same footprint with the Rockies that Jeter has made with the Yankees and throughout baseball, as a matter of fact.

 
December 2, 2010  10:39 AM ET

Wake up Derek. Ruth , Willie Mays, Joe Montana, to name a few of many superstars, ended their careers with different team.
Nothing is given. Contracts are about what you may do for a team in the future. They have nothing to do with the past. You look selfish to turn down that kind of money.

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