Yankees Set to Offer Jeter 3-Years & $45 Million 13

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.

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13 thoughts on “Yankees Set to Offer Jeter 3-Years & $45 Million

  • TC

    I mean, from a purely business standpoint, why on earth wouldn't they tell him to go see what he can get elsewhere? Because there's no way in creation he'd get anything close as we all know. On the other hand, I think he's in the stronger position in that he can make the whole organization look chintzy to the fans and they don't want that so he can probably parlez that small advantage into a slightly better deal without having to go out and test the market.

  • Hardcore Yankee Fan

    The problem is that they gave ARod that ridiculous contract, AJ that ridiculous contract, a 36 year old catcher who couldn't really play defense a 4 year contract, etc.

    It does look somewhat bad if you're trying to nickel and dime this generation's icon. Plus, he's only one year removed from an MVP caliber season.

    It doesn't help any that Hal went on record earlier this and essentially promised that Jeter would be taken care of.

  • david k.

    This is why they have to be really careful this off season. They cannot afford any more ridiculous contracts, at least until some of the ones they have right now expire.

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