One more Derek Jeter post for the day. Why not?
The newest number comes from the New York Times, which is reporting that Derek Jeter is currently asking for four or five years at $23 to $24 million per season. That comes after multiple reports shot down an earlier story that he was seeking $150 million spread across six seasons.
As I’ve said, it’s always hard to know what to make of these numbers. It may very well be that the Jeter camp initially talked about a massive $150-million deal but never requested it. I may be that $24 million is a legitimate expectation. Could be that $24 million is a starting point from which the Jeter camp expects to begin dealing.
Whatever the absolute reality — wherever each side expects to end up — fact is, five years at $24 million per year and three years at $15 million per year is a legitimate gap. There’s a lot of room between those two figures.