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The kinder, gentler negotiations

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Given all of last week’s public bickering, this week has been a surprising move forward for the Yankees and Derek Jeter.

It started with a face-to-face meeting that seemed to clear the air, and today both sides seemed willing to give a little. The Yankees are willing to offer a little more. Jeter is willing to ask for a little less.

It’s a negotiation between two sides that like one another and need one another. Expectation was that the conversations would eventually reach this point, but it didn’t seem likely to come any time soon.

Then the two sides got the same room, the market value for a shortstop was reestablished, and suddenly progress was being made. There’s no indication that Jeter and the Yankees are on the verge of an agreement, but the gap seems to be closing. That’s as much as either side could have hoped for this week.

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