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Window closing with no Yankees re-signed

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The clock will strike midnight with none of the Yankees free agents re-signed.

The Yankees do not expect to work out any sort of deal before tonight’s deadline, meaning all of their free agents — including Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera — will hit the open market at 12:01 tomorrow. The Yankees have had exclusive negotiating rights since the end of the World Series, but no deals have been reached.

This hardly comes as a surprise. The team has given no reason to expect a quick resolution with Jeter or Rivera, and Andy Pettitte has always been expected to take his time deciding whether to come back next season.

The Yankees will also not re-sign either Austin Kearns or Marcus Thames within the exclusive negotiation window, leaving both outfielders free to sign elsewhere.





38 Responses to “Window closing with no Yankees re-signed”

  1. joeman November 6th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    will be a very interesting off-season……

  2. Lost November 6th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    watching the 9th inning of game 4 NLDS replay on mlb network.. didn’t realize that Brian Wilson has 2 pitches.. a cutter and a 4 seamer fastball.

    Something about the guy just cracks me up.

  3. Lost November 6th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    If I was Casey Close, I would really feel it to my benefit to get the Jeter deal done before the deadline tonight. Once he starts seeing what other teams would offer, that is not going to work to his favor.

  4. joeman November 6th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    just talking ..lets just say..Jeter,M0 leave..Andy retires…what happens

  5. Lost November 6th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Melky Cabrera is up.. we all know the result.

    Melky just looks depressed and chubby. Loved the kid, but never felt he was anything more than mediocre talent.

  6. blake November 6th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    For those interested……don’t forget to set your dvr to

  7. blake November 6th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Mlbnetwork tonight at 9 for the AFL all star game….
    .should get to.see some Yankee farmhands.

  8. Betsy November 6th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Well, I’m logging in from Boston, where I just checked out Newbury Street. Yep, Mrs. Tex would have loved it……………….Oh well; she can check it out when she visits Beantown. In the meantime, she’ll always have 5th Ave, lol

  9. MTU November 6th, 2010 at 5:23 pm


    Unfortunately, I do not get MLB Network. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. blake November 6th, 2010 at 5:25 pm


    That stinks…you need to call and yell at your cable provider

  11. MTU November 6th, 2010 at 5:28 pm


    I’m sure people have. Maybe you can tell me who looked good sometime.

  12. blake November 6th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Ill do it….im hoping to see Baneuolos as I’ve never seen him pitch.

  13. blake November 6th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Doesn’t look like the Astros are interested in bringing Berkman back….it’ interesting to.see where he ends up. I really hope somebody gives him a shot to play every day….his time was brief with the Yanks but he contributed and I’ve always liked him

  14. Crawdaddy November 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    The Giants are not even thinking of signing Jeter. They have 77M committed to just 8 players next season. That doesn’t include any of their arbitration eligible players like Sanchez, Sandoval and such. Even with a 100M payroll, it’s going to take at least 20M to sign Jeter away from the Yankees.

  15. MTU November 6th, 2010 at 5:47 pm


    Thanks. Banuelos might just turn out to be the best of the Killer B’s.

    I have never had the pleasure either.

    Maybe next season.

  16. clownthrowindown November 6th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    “Clearly, baseball is a business, and Derek’s impact on the sport’s most valuable franchise cannot be overstated. Moreover, no athlete embodies the spirit of a champion more than Derek Jeter.”

    In other words, his own agent is saying that Jeter isn’t worth too much as a player anymore but dole out the bucks for his image. Almost sounds like baseball’s version of extortion. At the very least its the equivalent of “…but she’s got a great personality.”

  17. 108 stitches November 6th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Any other team with thoughts of signing Jeter doesn’t have the payroll budget for him or is in danger of going near or over the luxury tax threshold.
    Casey Close is well aware of this.

  18. AldotheApache November 6th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    108 … as are the Yankees

  19. Bill in Westfield November 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The main focus should be on Lee not Jeter. Shoring up the starting rotation is the key to next year. Nail down Lee then worry about Mrs. Lee, Derek and Mo.

  20. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve said this before, but, I can’t understand why the Yankees, and Jeter can’t settle on an amount, lets say in the $60-$75 million range, paid out over 10 years, with the understanding 4 years is for on field play, and 6 years in a personal services contract.

    This would allow the Yankees to, in affect, lower payroll, and Jeter gets his last big contract.

    The payout can be structured how ever they agree between them, such as $12 for 4 years, and the remainder over the last 6 years.

  21. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Jeter earned $22.6 million this season, so using my method, the Yankees would lower payroll by $12.6 million, thus be able to sign another bat, such as Werth or Crawford, taking into account the other saleries coming off as well.

  22. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    $10.6 . Not $12.6

  23. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    MTU -

    What do you think of my idea?

  24. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I guess nobody liked my idea.

  25. sandy g November 6th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    what does everyone think about these trades:
    joba and brett gardner to kansas city for david dejesus
    montero or murphy,laird,nunez or pena,pope or phelps,heyer or kontos plus aj burnett and 20 mil to atlanta for brian mccann,jonny venters
    phil hughes and hector noesi to detroit for justin verlander detroit would save over 20 mil on this deal in the next 2 years
    a pitching staff of sabathia/verlander/lee/pettitte/nova
    a lineup of granderson/jeter/cano/rodriguez/teixeira/mccann/swisher/posada/dejesus

  26. Crawdaddy November 6th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    No comment!

  27. blake November 6th, 2010 at 7:02 pm


    I think that’s great from the Yankees perspective…..I just don’t think Jeter and Close.would be too wild about it…..though I think there could be some deferred money in the deal.

  28. Yankee Trader November 6th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    BIG AL-

    Cot’s has Jeter’s 2010 salary at 21M. He’s averaged 18.9M over the last 10 years. The highest paid player at SS for 2011 currently is Rafael Furcal at 12M. I don’t expect Jeter to be signed by the Yankees for less than 15M/year

    MTU is out celebrating his birthday!

  29. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    blake -

    Lets just say Jeter wants $50 million for 3 years. Then by giving him $12/4, that’s $48 million, and he gets another $12/6, why won’t that work for both sides?

  30. blake November 6th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I think 3/50-55 is where things will end up with Jeter

  31. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Yankees Trader -

    When I looked up MLB saleries, they listed Jeter at $22,6 for 2010.

  32. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    2010 New York Yankees $ 22,600,000 Shortstop

  33. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    It was just a crazy thought.

  34. BIG AL November 6th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Catch you later – have a good night.

  35. Bill in Westfield November 6th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Perhaps there is no agreement because the two sides have not had a face to face.

  36. Bill in Westfield November 6th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    From COT’s:

    Derek Jeter SS
    10 years/$189M (2001-10)

    01:$11M, 02:$13M, 03:$14M, 04:$17M, 05:$18M, 06:$19M, 07-09:$20M/year, 10:$21M

  37. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Why didn’t the RF catch it? Leslie Anderson could actually be Rays 1B next year. This Thames is Marcus’s brother, decent Toronto prospect.

  38. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Nice. Romine hurt?

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