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Another week of waiting

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees keep knocking little things off their to-do list. Last week, they made their arbitration-offer decisions and signed a few minor league deals, but none of the big signings were completed.

Maybe you read a little bit about the Derek Jeter negotiations. Let’s just say they’re ongoing.

This week likely will be more of the same as baseball moves toward the Winter Meetings.

Maybe the coaching staff will be finalized or a role player will be signed, but there’s little indication that the Yankees are especially close to finalizing or anything with Jeter, Mariano Rivera or Cliff Lee. Buster Olney has reported that the Lee talks could heat up this week, but even then, Lee’s not expected to sign before next week’s meetings.

Thursday is the deadline to tender a contract offer to players under team control, so we can be assured of some sort of news this week, but it’s all going to be small potatoes until the big names come off the board.

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263 Responses to “Another week of waiting”

  1. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 9:12 am

    A very happy birthday to Mo. :)

  2. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    You take it on faith. You take it to the heart.
    The WAITING is the hardest part.

    Happy 41st Birthday to the Da Closer!

  3. upstate kate November 29th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    nice Mell!
    a new contract for Mo would be the perfect birthday gift

  4. tyanksfan36 November 29th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday to Mo

  5. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    kate-that would be a nice present for him and for us. ;)

  6. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving…and while you ponder how many different ways to prepare left-over turkey I have a few Yankee thoughts:

    1. I like the two minor league signings the Yankees made. Guys like Sisco and Anderson may not seem like much, and they in fact may not be much, but it is through signings like this that you sometimes land a guy who turns out to have a season like Joakin Benoit had last year in Tampa.

    2. As I watch free agents start to come off the board I do slightly worry about the methodical nature of Brian Cashman. Now; none of the guys who signed would have been fits for the Yankees, but it is only a matter of time before the market starts a run – I truly hope that Brian is multitasking and not focusing on just one thing.

    3. As for that “One Thing;” no matter how bad things may appear I still believe Derek is going to wind up back in pinstripes. As I’ve said time and again, the “insulting” Yankee offer is still vastly more than any other team would pay for Jeter at this point both in terms of dollars and years.

    The notion that Boston is going to sign Derek to stick it to the Yankees is silly at best. I mean really – does anyone see Theo, a man who refuses to overpay for his own free agents, overpaying for Derek just for the sake of a PR move? I certainly don’t.

    San Fran and St. Louis are interesting options, but they’re not going to come close to handing over more than 3 years to Derek and I certainly don’t see him taking less money to play for another team, no matter how wounded his pride may be. And as for the suggestion that some team like Baltimore or Kansas City might sign Derek to use him and his chase for 3,000 as a drawing card – well there are two problems with that:

    a) Derek’s going to get his 3,000th hit sometime in June or July – after that if your team still stinks no one is going to show up

    b) Derek Jeter is one of the most image sensitive people around and his image has been based in no small part on his belief that winning is everything. Can you imagine the hit that well protected and cultivated image would take if he went to a losing team for more money? More to the point, can you imagine Derek Jeter being alright with finishing out his career in baseball purgatory as a sideshow attraction?

    I do agree with Tino Martinez who said this weekend that portraying Derek as greedy (as some circles have done) is wrong – he’s negotiating. Unfortunately I think the stance his agent has taken is portraying him as worse than greedy – it’s portraying him as delusional that he thinks he can get 6 years at 25 per.

    I have a feeling that when Derek sees that the only team calling for him is the Yankees he’ll realize that with their offer the Yankees are showing respect for what he’s meant to the franchise all these years.

    4. Having said that, if Derek’s camp does start flirting with another team, Tampa or Boston or whomever, he had better be ready to go the distance – I don’t think the Yankees are going to significantly up their ante for the Captain. I think it’s even money that they would take the $15 mil/year that they set aside for Derek and make a huge play for Carl Crawford and then either hand the job to Eduardo Nunez while signing a veteran back up (Christian Guzman?), and trading an OF for pitching help; or they will use their surplus of OF at that point to land themselves a young, proven SS like Stephen Drew or Alexei Ramirez

  7. pat November 29th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    There’s a panel discussion on The Future of Sports tonight with Bob Costas, Bill James, Gerald Early and Joe Posnanski in St. Louis.

    I hope they are taping it for MLB Network because it would be fascinating to hear that assembled group.

  8. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Chip-

    I LOVE leftover turkey.

    It’s a gift from the Gods.

    :)

  9. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    This is great-

    YankeesWFAN Happy 41st Birthday to Mariano Rivera! Obviously created in a lab somewhere in Panama on this date in 1969. #cyborgreliefpitcher

    Also-if anyone’s interested, here’s how Alex spent his holiday weekend:

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20445524,00.html

  10. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    MTU -

    If I even think about eating another bit of turkey I might be ill…over the course of the weekend I had 3 turkeys…silly in-laws.

  11. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    chip-

    ask yourself if brian cashman is going to bet his job that the biggest yankee legend in the past 3 generations will not leave and win a world series ring with someone else next year .

    my prediction is if cashman gets in touch with his inner tough guy, that money will not be what motivates jeter in signing his next contract.

    …although i have to admit it may not be cashman who is setting the primary tone of the yankee management/ownership position .

    signing jeter is taking on a bomb dismantling feel to it. the yankee hard line position started the bomb ticking and now the bomb experts have to come in and cut the right wire .

    hal , hank, and randy levine are safe in the video truck while brian decides to cut the red wire or the green one.

    if all the drama is to get on the back page of the ny post, i have to also admit it’s good theatre.
    i just hope it doesn’t blow up in their face.

  12. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    “Also-if anyone’s interested, here’s how Alex spent his holiday weekend”

    Still Cameron Diaz, eh? Where women go, Rodriguez isn’t fit to be Jeter’s caddie.

  13. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    or maybe i do :)

  14. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Mell November 29th, 2010 at 9:41 am
    ?Also-if anyone’s interested, here’s how Alex spent his holiday weekend?

    Still Cameron Diaz, eh? Where women go, Rodriguez isn?t fit to be Jeter?s caddie.

    *********************
    I was telling my brother over Thanksgiving that Alex and Cameron are currently “on again”, and he just looked at me and said “he should get back together with Kate.” LOL

  15. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Randy -

    If no one else is offering Derek close to what the Yankees are offering then why would Cashman up his offer?

    You think Derek is going to take less money to sign elsewhere? I certainly don’t.

    This isn’t a hard line position that the Yankees are taking…I think that’s the misconception.

    If the Yankees wanted to take a hard line with Jeter they would say, “look, the market for older players such as yourself has dried up over the years – here’s a 1 year, $6 mil offer that fits with what a player in your position will likely get on the open market.”

    The Yankees didn’t do that – instead they offered him more money and (just as significantly) more years than any other team would contemplate at this point in Derek’s career.

    The response from Derek’s camp was shockingly stupid; do you think there’s one GM in all of baseball who would seriously consider giving any 36-year old short stop a 5 or 6 year deal in the range of 20/25 mil per year? Of course not.

    The Yankee offer may come up slightly, they may be willing to tack on an option year that automatically triggers when Derek hits some numbers – but they’re not going to get into the kind of range Casey Close is talking about and they shouldn’t – there is not a single team bidding on Derek because the Yankees already set the bar higher than what any other team would be willing to match.

  16. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    How about those Fighting Irish, huh? The folks in southern Plasticfornia must have thought that “The Big One” just hit.

  17. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Randy -

    To continue…

    The only way that Derek Jeter doesn’t wind up back with the Yankees, in my opinion, is if he walks away from the game as guys like Bernie Williams, Jermaine Dye, Jarrod Washburn, and Kenny Lofton did when they didn’t want to take offers that they found “insulting”

    And maybe that’s part of the Yankee plan – maybe they don’t want to invest in their 36-year old Captain anymore and are hoping that he sees that the market isn’t what he thought it would be and rather than swallow his pride and take a Yankee offer that he feels insulted by he just retires and starts the trip to Cooperstown so the Yankees can get a little younger and not risk seeing Derek in any other uniform.

    It’s a conspiracy theory to the n-th degree – no doubt about it. But I think it’s slightly possible, if not probable.

  18. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Chip-

    JFK, UFO’s, Mel Gibson, and Nicholas Cage all rolled up into one. :)

  19. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Randy,

    There is no “bad guy” here.

    Derek Jeter has no market for what he is seeking.

    None. Zero, zip, nada.

    Nobody is going to pay him 20+ million dollars a year.

    So, if he leaves, he will leave for a deal for less, MUCH less, than what is currently on the table from the Yankees.

    If he were to “Johnny Damon” himself, and he will not, how is that the Yankees fault?

    If you offer a guy the most money in the marketplace, and he leaves for less money, that’s not on the team.

    If Derek wants 20 million a year, Casey Close has to find a suitor willing to foot that bill.

    What does it tell you that none have emerged? It tells you Jeter’s market at those numbers simply isn’t there.

    Once his camp comes to that realization, he will get a deal done with the Yankees.

  20. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    SJ-

    Or he walks off into the Sunset.

  21. Vineyard Yankee November 29th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Erin:

    So today is Mo’s B-Day and Montero as well ?

  22. LGY November 29th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    randy has officially gone off the deep end with these Cashman narratives.

  23. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Nobody walks off into the sunset 74 hits away from 3,000.

    The problem is, folks have too much time on their hands and come up with every scenario possible. Most of them completely off the wall.

    Derek Jeter isn’t going anywhere. Neither is Mariano Rivera.

    Their deals will get done and life will go on.

  24. SAS November 29th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Good morning Early Birds,

    While all of you were busy chatting, I was trying to get 2 orders to get thru online for my little prince and my eldest prince. It took over 2 hours since to place those orders. Computer can be most annoying. I am almost finished gift shopping because my husband and I don’t give each other gifts for our birthdays which are next week, the holidays or our anniversary which is in January. My daughter in law and son never like what I buy so I will give them a check.

    —————————————————————

    I agree with the people saying Jeter might retire. I don’t think he is ready yet but it is an option for him without embarrassing himself.

  25. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    SJ -

    I agree 100% (if you couldn’t tell from my previous post)

    The Yankees actually made it even easier for Close and Jeter to test the market by not offering him arbitration. There is no draft pick compensation attached to signing him and yet not one team, not one, has been rumored to be in on Jeter.

    Chad and others have speculated about what teams might be a fit, but no one has reported that any team has made contact with Close about Derek.

    Maybe that changes at the Winter Meetings, but I doubt it. I just don’t think there’s a team out there that’s willing to match what Cashman has already put on the table and in the end Derek’s choices are going to be Yankees or retirement.

  26. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Randy l – “he’ll come back when after winning a ring with the twins when the present Vichy yankee management is run out of town after the twins eliminate the yankees in the 2011 league championship series”

    I don’t know about the Yankee’s management, but actually I’m north of the border (not in Vichy – which, by the way, is a very interesting town, and not just for the waters.)

    However, if Cashman is Captain Renault, Derek is going to find it easy to get his exit papers out of Casablanca if he wants to go to the Twinkies!

    Hey, after Paris, how you gonna keep em’ down on the farm!? Derek doesn’t want to end his career out in the sticks!

  27. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    MTU –

    As I said – highly highly unlikely.

    Like SJ said, I can’t see Derek hanging them up this close to 3,000

    Nor can I see him leaving $45 mil (not counting endorsements) on the table.

  28. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Vineyard Yankee November 29th, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Erin:

    So today is Mo?s B-Day and Montero as well ?

    ************************
    Is it Montero’s birthday today too? Very cool. :)

  29. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    SJ-

    I know Jeter wants to keep playing.

    But he is a guaranteed first ballot HOF’er.

    And he sure as heck doesn’t need the money.

    And he has a starlet to spend his lonely hours with.

    What you are talking about is pure ego.

    Maybe that’s what it’s all about for athletes.

    You would know more about it than I do.

    And I certainly want Jeter back in PS.

    All I’m saying is that nothing is stopping him from splitting but himself if he is not satisfied in the end.

  30. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    SJ, did you read this piece on Nephew in the Trentonian from Josh Norris. Good things said by players and scouts.

    http://minormatterstrenton.blogspot.com/

  31. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    “You think Derek is going to take less money to sign elsewhere? I certainly don’t.”

    chip-

    i think if he signs somewhere else it very well could be for less than the initial yankee offer.

    it really all depends on where the yankees are coming from and no one knows where that is yet.

    cashman can get a bug up his butt over some things like bernie , wang needing to change what made him a two time 19 game winner, starting hughes and kennedy,etc . if that is indeed is what he’s doing here with jeter and there’s more to his attitude that jeter should check his options elsewhere, then jeter will fight back.

    if jeter does fight back against a bad attitude by cashman, it won’t be about the money anymore.
    to me it’s obvious that every now and then cashman gets too full of himself and does some really stupid things.

    he is a survivor though and makes changes that cover for these stupid things. things like signing sabathia, teixeira, and burnett when the yankees don’t make the playoffs.

    no one knows what cashman really thinks about jeter at this point including me. it will come out over time though. cashman has it in him to be a real $%$###, but whether he will be with jeter remains to be seen.

    my prediction is if cashman tries to act tough with jeter, jeter will leave .

  32. pat November 29th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    The clarity will be there when the emotion is taken out.

    Hopefully we are geting there soon because I’m starting to root for a resolution more than a desired outcome.

  33. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    MTU -

    You have some good points.

    Derek (like most athletes) does have a huge ego and in the case of most ball-players that ego turns salary into respect.

    Not only are the Yankees offering Derek significantly less than what they’re paying guys who haven’t done as much for the franchise but they’re asking him to take a paycut from what he had been making.

    Don’t get me wrong, these are both perfectly understandable stands by the Yankees, but Derek is probably fuming about it. Would that anger lead him to walk away? I really don’t think so; but I think it’s more likely than him finding someone who would pay him what he wants to be paid.

  34. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Randy l – “he’ll come back when after winning a ring with the twins when the present Vichy yankee management is run out of town after the twins eliminate the yankees in the 2011 league championship series”

    I don’t know about the Yankee’s management, but actually I’m north of the border (not in Vichy – which, by the way, is a very interesting town, and not just for the waters.)

    However, if Cashman is Captain Renault, Derek is going to find it easy to get his exit papers out of Casablanca if he wants to go to the Twinkies!

    Hey, after Paris, how you gonna keep em’ down on the farm!? Derek doesn’t want to end his career out in the sticks!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    And what’s said on here daily or in the media “doesn’t amount to a hill of beans”.

    “Louie, this daily rehash is going to lead to a lot of upchucking.”

  35. RayVT November 29th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Hello SJ!

    I agree on Jeter! I also agree on Miami telling Shannon to find a new job. As a Hokie, I would have liked for Shannon to come back. He seems to be a great guy & great recruiter, but he has troubles coaching. Good Luck!

  36. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Chip “And maybe that’s part of the Yankee plan – maybe they don’t want to invest in their 36-year old Captain anymore and are hoping that he sees that the market isn’t what he thought it would be and rather than swallow his pride and take a Yankee offer that he feels insulted by he just retires and starts the trip to Cooperstown so the Yankees can get a little younger and not risk seeing Derek in any other uniform.”

    Chip, I’m not usually into that kind of far out intrigue/speculation, but it sure passed thru my mind as well. To paraphrase the God- father, “make him an offer he has to refuse?”

  37. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    sj44-

    the problem with you being so certain about how these negotiations will go is that you would have never predicted things would have got to this point 6 months or a year ago. none of us would have.

    there’s something going on behind the scenes that none of us know yet.

    it’ll come out, but you have to admit that this whole thing is a big surprise.

    how big of a surprise is still open.

  38. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Randy -

    That’s just the thing though – Cashman hasn’t had a bad attitude about any of this.

    The Yankees made an offer that is significantly higher than what the market dictated for Jeter and Casey Close called it “baffling.”

    Brian’s not going to just keep upping the bid if he doesn’t see anyone else coming close to what he’s offered – no one would. Correction – there are a few people who would but George is no longer with us and Isiah Thomas is not a baseball GM.

    The only player Brian really took a hard line with was Bernie, but even there, had Bernie accepted the minor league offer there’s no doubt he would have made the club out of spring training.

    And if Derek does take less money to go somewhere else, then what fault is that of Brian’s – the Yankees will have had the best offer on the table and Derek chose to go elsewhere – nothing you can do about that.

  39. Vineyard Yankee November 29th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Erin:

    Trying to do 12 things at once right now and didn’t want to look it up. Montero was yesterday and Mo is today. Montero now the ripe old age of 21. My bad.

  40. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Randy,

    You keep trying to make this about Cashman and he isn’t the bad guy here.

    Fact is, he was right about Bernie. He was also right about Wang.

    This isn’t about just giving a guy what he wants just because. That’s not how it works and you know it.

    You have an irrational hatred for a guy whose job it is to make smart baseball decisions.

    There isn’t a single team in the industry who sees Derek Jeter as a 20 million dollar player anymore.

    That being the case, why should the Yankees pay him that kind of money.

    Jeter isn’t going to make himself look like a fool and go somewhere else for less.

    What’s exactly the logical narrative on that for Jeter?

    Question: “Why did you leave NY, Derek”?

    Jeter: “Well, they would pay me 20 a year. They insulted me by offering only 15 so, I signed (insert here) for 10″.

    Do you have any idea how foolish he would look if he did that?

    Spite goes no where in these things.

    In the end, he will re-sign with the Yankees for a LOT closer to the teams number than his agents numbers.

  41. SAS November 29th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    pat,

    I too await a resolution. I am tired of the subject altogether. Both sides have right on their sides even if we don’t get it.

    I guess it really is an ego thing because it certainly isn’t economic as far as Jeter is concerned, and financial as far as the team is concerned.

  42. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Somewhere along the line, somebody with a cooler and leveler head is going to need to let Jeter know that he needs to lower his sights, and my guess that it’s his parents. They appear to be his conscience.

  43. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Contract details aside – Yankee management could not have handled the Jeter situation more poorly if they tried.

    Casey Close has done nothing but say one “benign” word, “baffled”. He is doing what he should do, represent his client, one of the greatest athlete’s of all time, a Yankee who is mentioned in the same breath as Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio and Mantle.

    There’s a common refrain in the contract/agent world. “The getting there is almost as important as the result”.

  44. pat November 29th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    The Yankees for postseason pool money awarded 43 full shares, 15.75 partial shares and 1 cash award.

    Full share= $110,302.97

  45. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    “randy has officially gone off the deep end with these Cashman narratives.”

    good thing i’m a good swimmer :)

  46. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Actually Randy, I knew it would come to this.

    So far, there is no “this”.

    You are convinced there is this big secret or issue going on behind the scenes.

    There isn’t.

    Its just two camps in a contract negotiation.

    In fact, this is precisely how I thought it would go.

    Derek is a competitive guy and he’s trying to make the best deal he can for himself. There is nothing wrong with that.

    In fact, NEITHER SIDE has done anything wrong. Its just business.

    In the end though, leverage decides deals.

    If Jeter has none, he can only do so much.

    I am 100% certain he will be back with the Yankees. In fact, if there was a % higher than 100% to be certain of something, I would be that re: this situation.

    Its much ado about nothing.

  47. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I wonder if other teams are just staying mum about Derek because they assume A) the Yankees will resign him or B) they can’t afford him..

    ..but I am still a little surprised no one is trying to make life difficult for the Yankees here when they can. A team like Boston, for example, could have absolutely zero interest in signing him but spreading the word they might offer x number of years/dollars just for giggles. If anything, they might force the Yanks to bid against themselves.

  48. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    pat November 29th, 2010 at 10:28 am
    The Yankees for postseason pool money awarded 43 full shares, 15.75 partial shares and 1 cash award.

    Full share= $110,302.97

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Perhaps the players can put on a show of solidarity and pool their shares to get Rivera, Jeter, Lee and Pettitte signed. They then can just receive the money the team will get next year for winning the WS. Otherwise, they’ll be perceived money grubbers and phonies.

  49. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    calm down, folks…it was just a joke

  50. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    “Fact is, he was right about Bernie. He was also right about Wang.”

    no, actually bernie had a .936 right handed OPS the previous year and could still play. cashman wanted josh phelps instead. tha’s a fact and anyone can look it up. phelps was a collosal failure.

    so cashman made the wrong move by replacing bernie with josh phelps.

    cashman singlehandedly ruined wang by years of messing with the guy because his sabernerds said wang coudn’t win 19 games pitching the way he did..

    when he ran him out there in spring training with a hip at 50% strength without doing any testing after telling wang to do nothing all winter, he effectively ended wang’s yankee career.

  51. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Vineyard Yankee November 29th, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Erin:

    Trying to do 12 things at once right now and didn?t want to look it up. Montero was yesterday and Mo is today. Montero now the ripe old age of 21. My bad.

    **************************
    Well, in that case Happy Belated Birthday to Montero. :)

  52. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Yanks -

    It’s highly improbable, and if that is the case it is a heck of a gamble at $15 mil a year.

    But at this point I think Brain knows no one is outbidding him for Derek’s services and so the choices for Jeter are Yankees, retirement, or take a lesser offer to play somewhere else.

  53. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Stop with the nonsensical hyperbole.

    Nobody has done anything wrong in this thing.

    Both sides are articulating their positions. There is nothing wrong with that.

    The Yankees don’t have to bow to Derek Jeter.

    They also don’t owe him anything.

    They have paid him over 200 million dollars in his career.

    Derek Jeter also doesn’t owe the Yankees anything. He has more than fulfilled his obligations to them.

    If he chooses to go elsewhere, that’s HIS choice. He’s not being driven away.

    The “getting there” process means NOTHING in professional sports contract talks. Rhetoric is just part of the game.

  54. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Thinking that Levine, Hank, Hal and Cashman making public statements with the expressed purpose of embarrassing the face of the franchise is doing nothing wrong defies credulity.

    “It’s just business” is a trite and overused expression that has been said by many insulted people walking away from a deal. The dynamics of the negotiation mean a lot.

    I don’t think Jeter is walking away and I agree a deal will most likely get done. But, Yankee management has stopped their press leaks and called off the attack dogs, Randy and Hank. They were smart to do so.

  55. 86w183 November 29th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Randy 1 —-

    I get the idea that if Cashman walked by a burning building that had ten people inside and he went into the flames and rescued 9 of them before he passed out you would post here that Cashman took a nap on the sidewalk while someone burned to death.

    There is no mystery here.

    Camp Jeter figured his legend and history would warrant a slight raise. Camp Yankees concluded his actual player value had declined dramatically to about half what he was paid in 2009, but they bumped it to # 15 a year because of those intangibles.

    Both sides are certain they are right. Fans, experts and mediots are busy taking sides.

  56. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    How about those Jets and Giants, huh?

  57. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    GB-

    Playoff bound !

  58. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Randy

    Actually, it wasn’t a case of wanting Josh Phelps.

    Cashman didn’t want Jason Giambi at 1b, no one did. So he signed Doug Meintfhdoaff and used a Rule V pick on Josh Phelps with hopes of being able to platoon them at 1b.

    Bernie, at that point, wasn’t a good outfielder and with Damon on board anyway there was no place other than DH for Bernie to play – but if Bernie were the DH then Giambi would have to play 1b which is what Brian was trying to avoid.

    That said, Bernie could have come to spring training – Joe Torre was the manager still and there was no chance, not even a little one, that Torre would have taken Phelps north over Bernie.

    As for Wang – He had multiple arm problems as a minor leaguer before he even came up to the majors. That’s why Brian never locked him up long term like he did Cano. Wang hurt his foot, compensated poorly and in the end suffered yet another arm injury – that’s what ended Wang’s career – not Brian Cashman.

  59. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Randy,

    Bernie couldn’t play anymore. If he could, another team would have signed him.

    Scott Boras called everybody to gauge interest and there was none.

    Limited sample sizes don’t amount to much.

    If a team felt Bernie Williams could still play off the bench, he would have had offers. He had none.

    Cashman didn’t ruin Wang. Wang had a chronically bad shoulder and unfortunately suffered a Liz Franc injury running the bases.

    While his rehab certainly wasn’t handled well, it was not the primary reason for his injuries. The guy was injured throughout most of his career. Which is why they didn’t sign him to a long term deal, as they did Cano.

  60. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    LOL GreenBeret7- G-men need to stop turning the ball over..

  61. BronxBorn November 29th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    SJ, do you have any idea on the time frame for Derek to sign? Am just so tired of the noise..

  62. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    SJ -

    I again agree with you.

    When I hear that Derek should be paid for what he’s meant to the franchise my response is always the same: “He has been paid for what he’s meant to the franchise.”

    It isn’t as if he took a “home town discount” to stay with the Yankees – he signed one of the richest contracts in baseball.

    And if he accepts the Yankee offer he will have made north of $250 mil – I think the only players who can say they have made more are Alex and, very soon, Albert Pujols.

  63. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    BryanHoch MLB announces postseason shares. #Yankees pool share was $6,588,259.73, value of each full share (43 awarded) was $110,302.97.

  64. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    So, does anybody think that the Knicks will petition the the NBA to allow them to play all of their games on the road?

  65. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    BronxBorn

    I know you asked SJ, but my guess on Derek would be soon after the winter meetings.

    Close will use the meetings to get a final sense of whether or not there are any teams even remotely interested in offering Derek what he’s asking for – when that answer comes back as a no, he and Brian will sit in a room and get this thing done.

    I think within the next couple of weeks we’ll see Lee, Jeter, Rivera and possibly Crawford all announced at the Stadium

  66. pat November 29th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Shame

    GMs understand that without a real interest in Jeter, trying to drive up the price would be akin to a declaration of war on the Yankee front office who have bigger ammunition to use with your free agents.

    The instant gratification is not worth the long term price.

  67. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Jeter timeframe? I’d say by Christmas at the latest. Wouldn’t shock me if they had something done, or close, by the end of the Winter Meetings though.

  68. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    GB7 -

    As long as James Dolan is running them; the Knicks are dead to me. I just know he’s going to bring Thomas back in next year and he’ll then offer Greg Oden a max contract as a restricted free agent.

  69. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    How about those hockey teams, huh? Looks like they are skating on thin ice.

  70. BronxBorn November 29th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Thanks SJ appreciate the info.

    Thanks Chip.

    How dost thou fare GB? MTU?

  71. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    BB-

    Great, but I wish Chip would have sent me more of his Turkey leftovers.

    You ?

  72. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Hey, Bronx. Doing ok, here? Hope all is going well with you and with the book sales and tour.

  73. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Anyone think that either Andy Sisco or Brian Anderson have a chance to become this year’s version of Joakin Benoit or are they just minor league fodder?

    What about the kid outfielder the Yankees got from Atlanta?

  74. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Chip-

    DePaula. Major coup.

    :)

  75. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    pat – thats very true. I’m still surprised no one has come out and tried though considering owners/GMs of other teams never seem to have a problem yelling about our payroll in the papers.

    I still think this ends up getting resolved pretty quickly though. I can’t see Jeter waiting around much longer knowing he’s being publicly embarrassed (not by the Yankees, but by the general lack of interest in his services).

  76. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    If Benoit can do it, anybody can. I’ll declare Benoit a sensation when he can repeat last season a few more times.

  77. blake November 29th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    SJ,

    Saw some good things written about your nephew of late. I assume he’ll start in AA next year. Will Brackman start out in Scranton you think? Banuelos and Betances start in Trenton and maybe both get to Scranton late in the season?

  78. BronxBorn November 29th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Its been crazy MTU. My folks are in town. My wife is opening an organic restaurant on Friday and I am searching for words… :)

    GB- still working on tour… unfortunately hurt my back so put crimp in travel plans but will get it going after the first when things calm down a bit and I can do my stuff.

  79. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    sj44-

    we obviously have some differing opinions here.

    i personally look at the way cashman treated bernie as typical “suit” behavior towards a great athlete nearing the end of his career. there was a way to get another useful year out of bernie. what was it they won by the way in getting rid of bernie that year?

    cashman could not have been more disrespectful towards bernie. i’ll never forgive him for it.

    you can defend cashman all you want , but the fact is he runs up a trial balloon every now and then of one of his self indulgent ideas to see if they will work.

    he covers up for these ideas by signing the latest greatest top free agent on the market more often than not.

    he’ll sign lee simply because he will have too.

  80. Bronx Jeers November 29th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I think Close is still sniffing the ink from the Ryan Howard deal but if he allows Derek to sign elsewhere for lesser money he can kiss his credibility goodbye.

  81. Tom in N.J. November 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Andy Sisco is downright brobdingnagian-6’10, 275.

  82. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    “Anyone think that either Andy Sisco or Brian Anderson have a chance to become this year’s version of Joakin Benoit or are they just minor league fodder?”

    5% chance tops. Anderson has only 17 professional innings under his belt. Sisco had monumental control issues before TJ surgery and still had them this summer. Worthy gambles without question, but longshots at best to be at Benoit 2010 levels.

  83. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    BronxBorn November 29th, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Its been crazy MTU. My folks are in town. My wife is opening an organic restaurant on Friday and I am searching for words…

    GB- still working on tour… unfortunately hurt my back so put crimp in travel plans but will get it going after the first when things calm down a bit and I can do my stuff.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Sorry to hear about the back, Bronx. Get it better. In the meantime, you should think about using a pinch hitter for the tour. I recommend using MTU. He can’t write for crap, but he can dazzle the crowds with footwork and BS. If that doesn’t work, he can always take his furry, four legged snake food aloong and get the crowds laughing.

  84. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    MTU –

    Nice!

    GB7 -

    I agree with you on Benoit. I’m thrilled the Yankees didn’t get into that mess. Detroit is going to look back on the two deals they just signed (Benoit and Martinez) and be very annoyed a year from now when they have too many DH’s and a lot of money tied up in a guy who will make Brandon Lyon seem like a steal.

  85. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    BB-

    What’s the Name ? “Mrs. Laureate’s best” ? Good luck with the restaurant. Hope your back feels better and you can continue your march to Sainthood real soon.

    :)

  86. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    “Worthy gambles without question, but longshots at best to be at Benoit 2010 levels.”

    Of course Benoit was a longshot to be at Benoit 2010 levels.

  87. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Only took Benoit 10 years to become an overnight sensation. I will pass until he repeats and by then, I’ll pass on him because he’ll be an aging sensation.

  88. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    GB-

    NOBODY can sub for BB but if he so honored me I definitely could bust a move !

    :)

  89. blake November 29th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    There is an organic restarant where near where I live where they grow or raise nearly everything they serve…..its really good and tough to get a table at. Good luck to your wife Bronx.

  90. MTU November 29th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Time to feed the snakes.

    later.

    :)

  91. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Randy -

    As SJ said – what team did Bernie Williams end up signing with after he left the Yankees?

    The answer is none because around baseball they knew Bernie was done.

    I get that when it comes to certain players we want them to be able to ride out on their own terms like Paulie did – but that’s usually not how it works. A team knows when a player is done long before the player is willing to accept it himself.

    The Yankees made the hard call for Don Mattingly just like they made it for Bernie and just like they’ll make it next year for Jorge Posada.

    Cashman isn’t disrespecting Derek Jeter – he’s offering him more money than any other team is willing to pay. Should he offer him 6 years $120 mil just because he’s Derek Jeter? Then what is Mariano worth?

    He’s offering Jeter far more than what he’s worth – it just so happens that it is still less than what Jeter wants – but until there is some other team willing to even make Derek an offer – why would Cashman up his?

  92. BronxBorn November 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Well GB will take it under advisement…

    MTU – Green Organic Food & Wine Bar. Right here in downtown Clearwater. Quite an undertaking.

  93. NYY fan in NH November 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Happy Birthday Mo!!

  94. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Mell November 29th, 2010 at 11:09 am
    “Worthy gambles without question, but longshots at best to be at Benoit 2010 levels.”

    Of course Benoit was a longshot to be at Benoit 2010 levels.

    —————————

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

    I said it before Benoit signed with Detroit – I would rather see Brian go this route – sign a bunch of guys to minor league deals in hopes that one becomes the next Beniot than pay retail for the actual Beniot.

    Catch lightning in a bottle as it were.

  95. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    there was a way to get another useful year out of bernie. what was it they won by the way in getting rid of bernie that year?

    Randy – Its better to get rid of a player a year sooner than watch him stink it up on the field.or ride the bench taking up roster space. Bernie was DONE at the end of his career Cashman did t he right thing.

    Cashman was smart too. . He knew Bernie was popular.. But wasn’t an Icon like Jeter.

  96. 108 stitches November 29th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Like any agent, the job of Casey Close is to get as much for his client as possible. In his case he did a serious job of overestimation for Jeter’s worth both in years and money.
    The longer the stalemate continues it jeopardizes Jeter’s normal routine of being a very early arrival at the Yankees minor league complex.
    His agent will come to his senses and realize the deal needs to get done no later than mid-December.
    Meanwhile, Cashman has other business to attend to.

  97. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    “The answer is none because around baseball they knew Bernie was done.”

    http://www.baseball-reference......be02.shtml

    you might want to take a look at bernie’s last year in 2006.

    of course, you might not want to let facts get in the way of your opinion.

  98. stuart a November 29th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    sj44 with some sanity, thanks.

    the yanks owe there old stars zippo, they have always paid above market……..

  99. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Randy. Those Stats aren’t anything to go crazy over !.

  100. DaSaint007 November 29th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    cashman singlehandedly ruined wang by years of messing with the guy because his sabernerds said wang coudn’t win 19 games pitching the way he did..

    when he ran him out there in spring training with a hip at 50% strength without doing any testing after telling wang to do nothing all winter, he effectively ended wang’s yankee career.
    ———————–
    I don’t think Cashman can singlehandedly do anything. I think it reasonable to presume that there was enough advice by his baseball people, including pitching guru’s on this one.

  101. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Derek Jeter is not Bernie Williams and justifying the Yankee offer to Jeter based on between-the-line judgments is inappropriate. Close didn’t misinterpret a thing.

  102. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Randy -

    I know the stats; but the fact remains if any team thought Bernie had something to offer they would have signed him. They didn’t. That has to tell you something.

  103. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    WCYF -

    The Yankees didn’t just offer Derek a contract based on his performance. 3 years $45 mil represents a pretty sizable overpay based on what the market for him actually is.

    The Yankees paid Derek a great deal for what he did over the last 10 years. They truly don’t owe him anything.

    He didn’t leave any money on the table when he negotiated his last contract – he had the leverege and he used it – the Yankees are doing the same thing now. It’s just business, not personal.

  104. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Randy,

    Everybody knew Bernie was available. Nobody signed him because he was done.

    Cashman didn’t disrespect Bernie. The reality is, the GM has to be the “bad guy” when it comes to telling a player he is done or isn’t worth what he thinks he’s worth at this point in his career.

    It’s the tough part of the job.

    As far as signing Lee, come on Randy, the Yankees have been going after and signing the top FA’s on the market since free agency began.

    It’s how they do business.

    If anything, it shows that nothing has changed with the Steinbrenner Sons running the team. They are doing the same thing their dad would be doing if he were still alive and running the team.

    That is, trying to snag the best FA on the market.

  105. Rob_NY November 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Randy — What your link proves is that Bernie was THE MAN from ’98 – ’02. I hadn’t thought about how good he was in a long time. In ’06 his numbers were just as good as Melky’s were for the Yanks in ’09. Melky was the Yankees starting CF… he never had an OPS+ better than Bernie’s from ’06.

    http://www.baseball-reference......me01.shtml

  106. Rob_NY November 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Randy — What your link proves is that Bernie was THE MAN from ’98 – ’02. I hadn’t thought about how good he was in a long time. In ’06 his numbers were just as good as Melky’s were for the Yanks in ’09. Melky was the Yankees starting CF… he never had an OPS+ better than Bernie’s from ’06.

    http://www.baseball-reference......me01.shtml

  107. Tom in N.J. November 29th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    The Jeter and Bernie situations have nothing in common. Bernie was offered a non-guaranteed contract. Jeter is being offered a contract that would make him the highes paid middle infielder in baseball.

  108. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    one reason that any organization holds on to it’s some of it’s aging talent is to pass on the culture of the organization .

    sure there will always be some young new talent who can replace an older talent, but if all older talent is replaced with all new talent, an organization loses something in the process.

    there’s no hard rule on how to balance the process of moving into the future without throwing out who and what got you there in the first place .

    this is why we are having so many differing opinions on what’s going on with jeter and the yankees.

    cashman himself has been there a very long time . he’s not immune to being replaced with younger talent either.
    i find the equating of cashman, hal, hank , and randy levine with that of the yankees as laughable.

    they are the present ownership /management and that’s it.
    the yankees will be around long after they are gone.

    jeter however will forever be part of the yankee legacy.

  109. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    The Yankees don’t have to “justify” their offer.

    It’s the highest offer Derek has gotten from anybody.

    If it’s not good enough, I wish Derek well playing for a new team for a LOT less money, if he so chooses.

  110. Wave Your Hat November 29th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Randy-

    With 12 man pitching staffs there are not the opportunities there used to be for platoon DHs to face lefties.

  111. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    rob-ny

    yes , when you actually look at bernie’s stats in 2006 it’s obvious the man could still play.

    too many recite dogma that he couldn’t without looking at the actual numbers.

  112. DaSaint007 November 29th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Further, I don’t for one minute believe (as indicated by Hal’s early comment about negotiations possibly getting messy – before they even started) that Cashman is negotiating a position without full approval of ownership.

    Yankees/Jeter will get done. Cashman will throw in some more money – directly or via marketing bonuses – to allow Jeter to save face.

    3/45 w/$5m bonus for 3,000 hits.
    4/60 + bonus
    4/72 w/ 8M buyout for 5th year + bonus

    something higher than 3/45 but it will happen, and Jeter will say ‘that he had nothing to do with it, it’s the job of his agent to get the best deal possible for him as a player, and he stays out of such things’

  113. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    “With 12 man pitching staffs there are not the opportunities there used to be for platoon DHs to face lefties.”

    especially when there were 6 first baseman on the 2007 team.

  114. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Randy -

    But the Yankees aren’t, nor have they ever, completely turning the team over.

    They have plenty of guys who represent the “tradition” of the Yankees on the roster with or without Derek…guys who have won championships in pinstripes.

    When they let Bernie go, they still had Derek, Andy, Mo, Posada to pass that tradition along.

    You know what happens if you keep all your aging players around for the sake of tradition instead of letting them go? You wind up with an old team that can’t win.

    Like Tom said above – Cashman is so eager to disrespect Jeter and force him out he’s offering him the opportunity to make more money than any other middle infielder in the game today at $15 mil per year…does that sound disrespectful to you?

    The Yankees didn’t get ousted in the playoffs because Bernie wasn’t there in 07 – they got ousted because their pitching stunk against Cleveland.

  115. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Derek Jeter is not Bernie Williams and justifying the Yankee offer to Jeter based on between-the-line judgments is inappropriate. Close didn’t misinterpret a thing –

    WCYF – You must be a member of the CAA, right!? Fighting the good fight by defending one of your confreres. It’s a tough job this time, but somebody’s got to do it :)

    Ok, just ribbing ya. Have a good one.

  116. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    “With 12 man pitching staffs there are not the opportunities there used to be for platoon DHs to face lefties.”

    especially when there were 6 first baseman on the 2007 team.

    —————————–

    The Yankees already had two DHs on that team under contract in Matsui and Giambi. Using Bernie at DH would have made the team even worse defensively than it was because Giambi would have had to play 1b every day.

    Bernie’s bat wasn’t good enough to justify making him the everyday DH – but that’s what he would have been if he had taken Cashman up on the offer to come to spring training.

    Again, do you really think there’s any chance that Joe Torre would have brought Josh Phelps north over Bernie? Of course not. Cashman knew that but he made Bernie the offer anyway. Bernie turned it down.

    The offer was non-guaranteed in name only.

  117. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    The Yankees aren’t looking to shove Derek Jeter out the door.

    Derek Jeter is going to be the highest paid middle infielder in the HISTORY OF BASEBALL.

    How is that “disrespect”?

    There is NO evidence the Yankees don’t want Derek Jeter back next year.

    The rest of it is a contract negotiation that will eventually get done.

  118. DaSaint007 November 29th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    SJ, I have to correct you on an important point.

    DJ is not going to be the highest paid middle infielder in the HISTORY OF BASEBALL.

    He ALREADY is the higest paid middle infielder in the HISTORY OF BASEBALL.

    He’s just going to get a bit richer.

    :-)

  119. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Wasn’t Bernie not even supposed to get that much playing time in 2006? I remember injuries being responsible for him getting more time in the field. The numbers not withstanding, anyone watching Bernie play that year knew it was the end. He had a decent season, but if you’d watched him play for the majority of his career it was pretty obvious he lost more than just a step.

  120. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    “Like Tom said above – Cashman is so eager to disrespect Jeter and force him out he’s offering him the opportunity to make more money than any other middle infielder in the game today at $15 mil per year…does that sound disrespectful to you?”

    maybe like with torre, cashman offered enough to get him to turn it down , but not enough to take it, thus providing a nice excuse for his real position of wanting to move on.

    that’s what we’re really waiting to see.

    do the yankees really want jeter or are they wanting to move on and make jeter the bad guy.

    maybe the yankees are so screwed with arod’s contract and others like burnett that they want out with jeter.

    we don’t really know do we?

  121. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    SJ -

    Agreed.

    The issue is that even in offering him a contract that would make him the highest paid middle infielder in the game some fans (and probably Derek himself) see three other things about the contract:

    1. It is $10 mil less per year than what Alex makes
    2. It makes him maybe the third or fourth highest paid Yankee when he is “Mr. Yankee”
    3. It is asking Derek to take a paycut

    Now I tend to be in the camp that says those three things are silly and Derek should take the offer and the Yankees are being very respectful with it. But that’s just one opinion. It would appear that as of right now, Derek and his team don’t share it.

  122. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    What Jeter was paid previously was strictly for his on the field performance. Now, Jeter wants some profit sharing for his unique and significant contribution to the increased valuation of the franchise during his tenure. I agree with Jeter – that’s what this is about. And that’s why comparative bargaining by management misses the mark. The premium they are offering is not enough.

  123. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    “maybe like with torre, cashman offered enough to get him to turn it down , but not enough to take it, thus providing a nice excuse for his real position of wanting to move on.”

    Again – the Yankees offered Torre the opportunity to be the highest paid manager in the game – by a considerable margin; he turned them down.

    Offering Derek $45 mil is a heck of a gamble if they really want him to walk away.

  124. Wave Your Hat November 29th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    randy-

    If you recall, the Yanks acquired Bobby Abreu during the 2006 season. If you also recall, Bernie had pretty much finished playing CF in 2005 – he barely played it in 2006. Matsui, Damon and Cabrera were ahead of Bernie on the depth chart.

    If you also recall, there was a perceived need to move Jason Giambi off of first base. The Yanks got Phelps and Mienkiewicz to do that, which forced Giambi to DH.

    It left little scope for Bernie. Unfortunate but that’s baseball.

  125. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 11:54 am
    What Jeter was paid previously was strictly for his on the field performance. Now, Jeter wants some profit sharing for his unique and significant contribution to the increased valuation of the franchise during his tenure. I agree with Jeter – that’s what this is about. And that’s why comparative bargaining by management misses the mark. The premium they are offering is not enough.

    ———————————————–

    The Yankees are offering him $15 mil a year for performance that doesn’t come close to justifing that – and is likely to decline over the course of the contract. It would make him the highest paid player at his position and pay him until he’s 40…

    That’s a heck of a premium.

  126. randy l. November 29th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    so the blog position is that cashman and yankee management are right and that jeter should take the money and say thank you?

    ok, i’ve never let having a minority position stop me before.

    there are overtones of bernie /torre in this. the question is how much.

    everyone can deny it , but they are there plain to see.

    if they weren’t , we wouldn’t be having a discussion about the possibility of jeter leaving the yankees.

  127. Bret The Hitman November 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    The front office seems to be so adamant about 3 years thus far that it’s difficult to imagine they’d be willing to add much more than 1 more year on top of that.

    I still think there’s a chance that some darkhorse team will be willing to give Jeter a Pete Rose contract for 6 years with a vested mutual option of 2 years if he reaches 4,000 hits within 6 years.

    At that kind of length, I believe the Yankees are willing to walk away. They’d rather some other team have him at anything more than 4 years.

    Is there a team out there willing to go more than 4? It’s possible.

    He’s a .300 hitting all-hustle gold glove shortstop, 5 time world champion, approaching the 3,000 hit milestone, possibly the 4,000 hit club with only 2 other players and a long-shot at Pete Rose’s all time hits record.

    Just because there isn’t an obvious stalker out there in front of our faces, doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist.

    Is Jeter willing to accept a 6 year Pete Rose incentive laden contract with a team if that team is not the Yankees?

  128. SAS November 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    It is amazing that about 2 hrs ago I posted about Jeter. No answer from you guys which is fine because you are still sayijg the exact same thing days later. You even say the same things the same way.

  129. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    “What Jeter was paid previously was strictly for his on the field performance.”

    The he owes the team about $14 million for last season.

    “Now, Jeter wants some profit sharing for his unique and significant contribution to the increased valuation of the franchise during his tenure”

    Agreed, but is there some reason to think $15M per season doesn’t do this?

  130. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Wave,

    The need to move Giambi wasn’t perceived – it was legitimate.

    Much like the need to move Matsui to DH in 09 and the one to move Posada there next year. Giambi’s body was breaking down – he was never a good first baseman and now when he played there he was getting hurt.

    The guys they brought in didn’t work out – but there was nothing wrong with the methodology.

  131. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    TheN he owes….

  132. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    SAS November 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am
    It is amazing that about 2 hrs ago I posted about Jeter. No answer from you guys which is fine because you are still sayijg the exact same thing days later. You even say the same things the same way.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Morning, SAS. Hope all is well with you and family.

    How about them Rockettes, huh?

  133. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Randy -

    I think you’re hearing hoofbeats and thinking zebras and not horses.

    The Facts:

    Bernie Williams was offered an invitation to spring training
    Joe Torre was offered a contract that included a pay cut but would still make him the highest paid manager in the game by a large margin
    Derek Jeter is likewise being offered a salary that would represent a pay cut but would still make him the highest paid at his position by a large margin.

    Derek’s desired contract is not going to happen – no team is going to give a 36-year old SS 6 years at 20 mil per. In point of fact, no team is going to come close to offering Jeter the contract that Cashman has put on the table.

    Brian’s not being smug when he tells Jeter to test the market – he’s hoping that Derek sees that what the Yankees are offering is far-and-away the best offer he’s likely going to get and comes back to them with that knowledge. It’s like when you have a kid who threatens to runaway from home if he doesn’t get what he wants – you let him pack, you let him walk out the door and you know he’s coming back when he gets hungry.

  134. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    If Jeter wants a “profit sharing” arrangement with the Yankees, he would have to prove how he DIRECTLY brings in profits to the team. Which, he can’t quantify.

    That’s not what he is doing. It’s a baseball negotiation. Plain and simple.

    Without competing offers, he has no leverage. When you have no leverage, you offer emotion. That won’t carry the day.

    He’s not getting a bigger offer from anybody.

    He has two options:

    1. Work out a deal with the Yankees. Which he will eventually do. Or…..

    2. Sign somewhere else for a LOT less money.

  135. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Again -

    $45 million is a lot of money to gamble with if you’re hoping the player you’re offering it to turns you down.

  136. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    SJ -

    Option 3: Retire (it’s unlikely but it is an option)

  137. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    If one assumes Jeters comparative market worth is $10 million a year, then management wants to pay him a $5 miion dollar premium, or $15 million total over the proposed three years. I don’t think that is enough based on Jeters contribution to the approximately $1 billion dollar increase in valuation during his exemplary tenure not only as a baseball player but as the blemish free face of the franchise.

  138. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    And for those who are wondering – no, we’re not going to see a stand of solidarity by Rivera and Andy where; if Jeter walks they walk as well.

  139. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    If one assumes Jeters comparative market worth is $10 million a year, then management wants to pay him a $5 miion dollar premium, or $15 million total over the proposed three years. I don’t think that is enough based on Jeters contribution to the approximately $1 billion dollar increase in valuation during his exemplary tenure not only as a baseball player but as the blemish free face of the franchise.

    —————————————-

    Your math is off and here’s why:

    Derek’s comparative market value is 1 year at $10 mil. The Yankees are offering him 3 years at $15 – that’s $35 mil in “Derek Jeter” premiums.

  140. SAS November 29th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    GB,

    I am one of that …. lol. The super senior group.

    Hope you have had a good morning.

  141. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Management doesn’t take leverage into account when deciding to give an employee a gold watch or a substantial retirement package.

  142. Wave Your Hat November 29th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    “…then management wants to pay him a $5 miion dollar premium…I don’t think that is enough based on Jeters contribution to the approximately $1 billion dollar increase in valuation during his exemplary tenure not only as a baseball player but as the blemish free face of the franchise.”

    And I don’t think you have a clue as to what that particular number should be, whether less, more or the same.

  143. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    “I don’t think that is enough based on Jeters contribution to the approximately $1 billion dollar increase in valuation during his exemplary tenure not only as a baseball player but as the blemish free face of the franchise”

    How much is his contribution? What did Posada get for his contribution? Or Pettitte for his? If Rivera were get about $25M this year, would that adequately repay him for his contribution? Should Bernie expect a little something extra in his pension for his?

  144. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t agree that Jeter only deserves a one year deal or that is the market. That’s pure speculation.

  145. pat November 29th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    ” we wouldn?t be having a discussion about the possibility of jeter leaving the yankees.”

    I don’t think many of us are having that discussion.

    Time for a blog poll: Jeter leaving the Yankees….. Yes or no

    I vote no.

  146. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    In my opinion, Derek Jeter is unique. After throwing money at players for decades – you don’t change course this way, at this moment, with this player.

  147. West Coast Yankee Fan November 29th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I vote no.

  148. pat November 29th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    and if the Yankees end game is to push Derek out the door, he should fix them and accept the offer. That will show them! :wink:

  149. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    You can’t quantify Jeter’s value to the franchise with any solid information.

    In fact, one could argue the Yankees have already paid for that “value” in the 10 year, 189 million dollar contract since no non-power hitter in the history of baseball has ever signed as large a deal.

    It’s a baseball negotiation. That’s where it begins and ends.

    The Yankees already have a 50% premium built into their present offer, based on what Jeter’s current BASEBALL value is as a SS.

    If that’s not good enough, find another to top it because it’s the only way it will improve.
    If th

  150. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    “Time for a blog poll: Jeter leaving the Yankees….. Yes or no”

    NOPE

  151. Erin November 29th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    pat-I vote no.

  152. DocTodd November 29th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    SJ…When do you think Lee signs, and will it be with Yankees???

  153. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Pat – no

  154. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Chip, nearly everybody here now believes a reasonable deal is going to get done. But how long can the Yanks wait for Derek? SJ says by Xmas, and I think you and others agree. But if the Yanks let Derek drag his feet that long, isn’t that potentially putting him in a stronger position? I mean if they wait that long, isn’t it possible that other good options may be gone?

    If Jeter leaves, folks have talked about chasing Crawford, trading an OF for pitching or a SS. But the Crawford option could be gone in the next few weeks, no? That seems to enhance Derek’s position. Or am I missing something?

  155. JCPD November 29th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    “Time for a blog poll: Jeter leaving the Yankees….. Yes or no”

    ——————————————————————

    Don’t particularly care either way, I just want W’s and #28

  156. 108 stitches November 29th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    The Yankees have already paid Jeter for past performances when he signed his last 10-year deal for $189M. They will be happy if he gets 160-175 hits each year for the next 3 years and carries a .285 – .290 batting average along with respectably fielding his position.

  157. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    By the way, what I wanted to ask is, do the Yanks (privately, of course) give Close/Jeter a deadline?

  158. Bret The Hitman November 29th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I’d say no, he’s not leaving.

    However, he will receive more than 4 years from another team before settling on the Yankees 4 year offer.

    He will be a Yankee through age 40 on his next contract and I believe he will hit .290 or better every year for the next 4 years.

  159. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Sj- What kind of Impact if any do you think Nunez has on the Derek Jeter negotiations ?

    I just have this gut feeling that some in the front office believe he can be the next Robbie Cano. obviously playing short.

  160. Chip November 29th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Yanks61…

    That is a risk you run (Jeter walking away after the market has been stripped bare) but I think if that were to happen the Yankees would still have Eduardo Nunez, whom they believe is ready to handle the job and would have money to go out on the trade market with towards midseason if Nunez struggles.

    I’m sure Brian has a date in his mind as to when he has to start looking for other options, much like he did last year with Johnny Damon.

  161. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I say No, as well. But in order to be prepared for the unlikely possibilty that he doesn’t, when do the Yanks say we’ve waited long enough, Derek, give us an answer so we can move forward?

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    SAS November 29th, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    GB,

    I am one of that …. lol. The super senior group.

    Hope you have had a good morning.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    While watching the Riverdance troup live from China last night after a weekend of The Rockettes, it reinforced the fact that I am a leg man. The Rockettes really are a national institution. beauftiful ladies with a heck of a kick. Watching the Riverdance show last night reminded me of how much it’s really a ballet on speed.

    So, you’re a retired Rockette, SAS? We have something in common besides the Yankees, then. I’m retired, but an active Rockette watcher.

  164. Bret The Hitman November 29th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Playing hardball with Derek can only reflect a deep faith in Nunez which in effect boosts his trade value.

    Once Derek signs here (for 4 years IMHO) then the offers will come pouring in for Nunez.

    I think Cash has one big trade up his sleeve for the winter meetings.

  165. SJ44 November 29th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Nunez has no impact on these negotiations.

    This strictly about finding a deal that works for both parties.

    Not a single other team in baseball has made Derek an offer. Nobody is offering him four years.

    If they were, those offers would have already been made.

  166. Mike Ri November 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    thanks Sj !

  167. Mell November 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    “However, he will receive more than 4 years from another team before settling on the Yankees 4 year offer.”

    Won’t be the Dodgers (or anyone else, IMO)

    mlbtraderumors: Dodgers Closing In On Deal With Juan Uribe

    Buster_ESPN: Sources: Juan Uribe is closing in on a three-year deal with the Dodgers.

  168. upstate kate November 29th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Pat
    Noooooooo

  169. yanks61 November 29th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks, Chip.

    And thanks to all of you for this most recent episode in the long running soap opera of “What Becomes of Derek?”

  170. Bronx Jeers November 29th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I do recall Randy Levine stating recently that the Yankees upper management consider themselves in the entertainment business. That’s how you know times are good.

    Of course now that it’s time to pay one of their top stars, they’re back in the baseball business.

    But I do see both sides of the dispute.

  171. SAS November 29th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    GB,

    Sounds good but I am the biggest klutz ever…lol

  172. GreenBeret7 November 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    SAS, the Rockettes had much in common with Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal. The best high kickers in the business.

    just trying to keep this on baseball talk.

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