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Derek Jeter: Talk of changing teams is comical

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08:37 AM ET 09.22 | Derek Jeter doesn't want to go anywhere. At the same time, he got his message across to the Yankees. When it comes time to negotiate again, they are going to have to pay to keep him in pinstripes for the rest of his career. Jeter yesterday clarified comments he made to ESPN's Rick Reilly in a recent Q&A. In the interview, Jeter was asked, "Peyton Manning changed teams this season after 14 seasons with the one team. Could you see yourself doing that?" Jeter responded, "Well, if I wanted to keep playing, yes. It's a business. People forget that." He added, "I think it's comical that we're talking about it after I told you guys time and time again, I can't picture myself playing anywhere else, have fun with it," Jeter added. "It's a business; there are two sides to a business, that's what the reference was. I've been asked this question 100 times and I told you guys the same thing."

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September 22, 2012  08:44 AM ET

When it comes time to negotiate again?

September 22, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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When it comes time to negotiate again?

He's ahead of Rose's pace with hits at age 38. What would the all time hit record be worth to the Yankees?

September 22, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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He's ahead of Rose's pace with hits at age 38. What would the all time hit record be worth to the Yankees?

Think they'll make him Player/Manager like the Reds did with Rose?

September 22, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Gotta a feeling this guy is going to be the Brett Farve of baseball.

September 22, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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He's ahead of Rose's pace with hits at age 38. What would the all time hit record be worth to the Yankees?

Immediately, a few bucks. Long term, not a thing. What are the Reds getting out of it. It only benefits the player. When you think of 715, maybe the Braves enter your mind, but Hank Aaron is the hero, not Fulton County Stadium. So you might get a few weeks of buzz and extra sales, but the day after it happens, the circus will pull stakes and leave town like it does for every other record-setting.

September 22, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Think they'll make him Player/Manager like the Reds did with Rose?

That's the rub. No, the age of player/managers is far in the past.

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September 22, 2012  12:25 PM ET

2 days in a row....same topic.....ever get a feeling of deja vu......

September 22, 2012  12:47 PM ET
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2 days in a row....same topic.....ever get a feeling of deja vu......

they need to fill up space

September 22, 2012  12:50 PM ET

Actually there is nothing wrong with a player staying his/her whole career with one team..that is if econo9mics permit...

September 22, 2012  12:51 PM ET
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He's not going anywhere.

Yup, I agree.....

September 22, 2012  12:53 PM ET

As long as he's producing and contributing, he should play, I'm sure the Yankees will accommodate him!

September 22, 2012  12:55 PM ET
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As long as he's producing and contributing, he should play, I'm sure the Yankees will accommodate him!

If they are silly enough NOT to, they will birth a public relations nightmare for themselves....

September 22, 2012  12:57 PM ET
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He's ahead of Rose's pace with hits at age 38. What would the all time hit record be worth to the Yankees?

Interesting that you bring up Rose. When the free agency era began, it was the established stars like Rose who were the first to jump to new teams, and it was due to negotiations in the past. Rose said something like "they make you feel like you are nothing, then offer a tiny bit." Now Jeter is responding to last year's negotiations by pointing out that "it's a business" is a line that has 2 sides to it. Sounds like management hasn't changed much.

September 22, 2012  01:01 PM ET
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Interesting that you bring up Rose. When the free agency era began, it was the established stars like Rose who were the first to jump to new teams, and it was due to negotiations in the past. Rose said something like "they make you feel like you are nothing, then offer a tiny bit." Now Jeter is responding to last year's negotiations by pointing out that "it's a business" is a line that has 2 sides to it. Sounds like management hasn't changed much.

the only way management has changed is that they are more PC and more subtle concerning their avarice..they cloak their greed with phrases like..."baseball is a business"...

 
September 22, 2012  01:08 PM ET

Lifer..........

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