Yankees Rumors: After Meeting with Jeter Yankees Feel Confident

Via Joel Sherman of the NY Post:

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.

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4 Responses to Yankees Rumors: After Meeting with Jeter Yankees Feel Confident

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    Obviously glad to hear this. I would like to see this go down sooner rather than later. This contract should get done first so that they can set a precedent (hopefully) with Mo that the Yankees won't give anyone a blank check. I would prefer they have these two locked so they can focus on Lee because they may have to overpay to get him and that might make a deal with Jeter or Mo more difficult if they're not signed.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    I'm shocked, shocked that the Yanks and Jeter had a smooth meeting.

  3. Bronx Knight says:

    OK, slightly off-topic, but, I didn't know that Jeter lives in Tampa off-season. I've always thought of him as being Mr. New York (via Michigan). Does he avoid paying NY state income taxes by having a FL residence?

  4. Jeter has places in Manhattan, Greenwood Lake, NY, and Tampa. His primary residence is Tampa. You pay your taxes though based on where you are playing the actual games. Meaning, Jeter pays NY taxes for 81 games (actually 84 with the Subway Series). He does pay taxes that are actually played in states with no income tax (like when they are on the road in Texas or Tampa)).