Hot Stove: Yankees, Jeter coming closer?

Here are some of the latest Yankees notes and quotes on a chilly Saturday afternoon in New York City, no doorbuster sales required:

  

yicon.jpg Maybe the Yankees and Derek Jeter are coming closer to sorting this all out, but there is still work to be done. The latest New York Daily News report suggests that Jeter has suggested a five-year deal worth between $22 to $24 million per year.

That’s a step down from the six-year, $150 million figure that was reported earlier and shot down by agent Casey Close as inaccurate. (If you want to know more about who Close is, check out this New York Times profile).

The Yankees’ offer is said to be holding steady at three years and $45 million.

It bears repeating just because every other question I seem to be asked – online and offline – is about Jeter. So it goes with the Hot Stove. There are variations of my answer, but it basically boils down to this: the Yankees want him and he wants the Yankees. How can they not eventually figure this out?

Let’s even pretend there are other teams out there that want Jeter as their Opening Day shortstop: he’s not the same presence if he’s not ‘Derek Jeter, Captain of the New York Yankees.’ He knows it, the Yankees know it, we all know it. And the Yankees know their fan base will be irate if Jeter gets hit No. 3,000 elsewhere and Eduardo Nunez is at shortstop when the schedule begins.

Yet are we surprised that the very proud Jeter didn’t jump at the first offer the Yankees presented – especially considering it represents a pay cut from what he made this year? The Yankees have fair points to consider in their concerns about his age (37 in June) and production not only in 2011, but 2012, 2013, and onward. It’s a fascinating drama, but it can’t go on forever. Right?

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Jonathan Albaladejo, who was released by the Yankees last week, has cashed in with a $950,000, one-year deal to pitch for the Yomiuri Giants. Also, it flew under the radar, but Darrell Rasner re-upped with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles this month. This all comes while Marcus Thames is reportedly weighing offers to sign for some quick, guaranteed money in Japan instead of waiting out the free agent process in the Majors.

yicon.jpg The Yankees have signed right-hander Brian Anderson and left-hander Andy Sisco to Minor League deals with invitations to Spring Training, Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter.

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Optimism Between Jeter, Yankees
By Ben Nicholson-Smith
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/optimism-between-jeter-yankees.html

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I read an article that said Yankee management are still upset about Jeter when he went to arbritration and won a 10 mill contract and then he slicked the Boss into given him a 180 mill contract when they signed A-Rod. Any truth to that rumor. I say give him three years at 18 millon with a buy out clause for the 4th year. The only position they can move him too is rightfield and that’s a reach. I love Jeter but all could things come to an end. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Babe Ruth were all traded at the twlight of their careers. Derek I love you dude, but it is time to face the fact that the end is near.

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Swisher can’t see Jeter in another uniform
By Mark Feinsand
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/2010/11/swisher-cant-see-jeter-in-anot.html#ixzz16jQxii1W

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seek,
Since I suspect you are the type to dog Javy Vazquez to his grave, here is some vital information for you for 2011:

The Fish Pond
Inside the Florida Marlins with MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro

http://joefrisaro.mlblogs.com/

Marlins Front Office:
Jeffrey H. Loria – Owner
Michael Hill – Vice President, General Manager

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The Fish Pond
Inside the Florida Marlins with MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro

http://joefrisaro.mlblogs.com/

Marlins Front Office:
Jeffrey H. Loria – Owner
Michael Hill – Vice President, General Manager

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According to Cot’s, Jeter was paid $20M for 2007, 2008, and 2009, and $21M for 2010. In 2007 & 2008 he also received $2M as part of his 2001 signing bonus. Maybe a one year deal for $20-21M would work to give him a chance to produce better numbers than he did in 2010.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/new-york-yankees_111398168678860040.html

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Derek Jeter could be making $25 million per season right now
By Joe Pawlikowski
http://riveraveblues.com/2010/11/derek-jeter-could-be-making-25-million-per-season-right-now-39132/

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Fan Confidence Poll: November 29th, 2010
By Mike Axisa
http://riveraveblues.com/2010/11/fan-confidence-poll-november-29th-2010-39104/

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And to top things off I see that Javy Vasquez is now a Florida Marlin. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! And for God Sakes Cashman do NOT, under any circumstances, bring this guy back for a 3rd stint!!!

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I predict Jeter will sign for 4 years @ 20million a year. Based on what they pay AROD this is still a bargain.

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no rush, plenty of time for the PR to play itself out i guess. But seriously $15m year to play baseball and still not happy? sheesh.

http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/Dean.Collins

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