Yankees and Jeter At an Impasse

Via Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York:

Negotiations between the Yankees and Derek Jeter are at a standstill until Jeter and his agent, Casey Close, “drink the reality potion,” according to a source close to the negotiations.

According to the source, a baseball industry executive who has knowledge of both sides’ position, the Yankees are not budging from the three-year, $45 million offer they made to Jeter earlier this month, nor has Jeter moved off his demand for a longer contract believed to be in the area of $23-$25 million per season.

No talks took place over the holiday weekend and none are currently scheduled.

This is at odds with the report from the weekend that said the Yankees were planning on offering Jeter more money in order to get a deal done.

This is report is at odds with Jon Heyman’s report from this past weekend that the Yankees were planning on increasing their offer as a way of coming to an agreement quicker.

Heyman is still hearing that the Yankees may bend in order to get a deal done, but said that while they may be willing to go to as much as $52 million they will not increase the amount years in their offer.

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