The Yankees and Derek Jeter have been having lots of dialogue but so far neither side has exchanged an offer. That’s about to change as Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated is reporting that they are about to make him a three-year $45 million offer.
This is only the first offer. Jeter is likely to decline it, but the Yankees may counter by playing hardball and telling him if he doesn’t like it he’s free to test the free agent market to see if he’ll get more else where.
Like I’ve been saying for a while now, this could go on until Christmas. This contract offer doesn’t change my thinking. This could take a while.