Yankees brass has met with Derek Jeter and his agent, and both sides feel a new contract will get done.
Owner Hal Steinbrenner, president Randy Levine and GM Brian Cashman flew to Tampa, where Jeter lives during the offseason, to talk with the shortstop and representative Casey Close.
This is good news. It seems like both sides have been preparing to go to battle, but after meeting for the first time it sounds like things should go smoothly. It still may take some time to get a deal done, but this is a very good sign.