• Wild Thought: Is Jeter’s Agent Paying Attention?

    Posted by on September 13th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Back in December of 2007, when A-Rod signed his new deal with the Yankees, he got a clause in his contract that pays him $6 million (each time) for making appearances, signing memorabilia, etc., when he matches the career homerun totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Bonds (762). And, he gets another six-mill when he sets the new career homer mark. Should Derek Jeter’s agent be looking for a clause like this in the next deal for his client?

    After all, Jeter has these marks to shoot for after his current contract is up:

    Career hit #3,000 – first Yankee to ever reach this level
    Career hit #3,320 – most ever for a right-handed batter in the American League
    Career hit #3,772 – most ever for a right-handed batter, period
    Career hit #4,000 – becoming only the 3rd batter, ever, to reach this level
    Career hit #4,190 – most ever in the American League
    Career hit #4,257 – most ever in baseball history

    Hey, it wouldn’t hurt to ask, right?

    Comments on Wild Thought: Is Jeter’s Agent Paying Attention?

    1. Corey
      September 13th, 2009 | 10:54 am

      how many hits do you think he ends up with when it’s all said and done? It’d be interesting to see what he ends up with based on your prediction down the line. I’m going to say 3500

    2. September 13th, 2009 | 11:35 am

      If he gets less than 3,600, it’s because something went wrong…

    3. Corey
      September 13th, 2009 | 1:16 pm

      you think he’ll still be averaging over 200 hits a year for the rest of his career? No drop off?

    4. Corey
      September 13th, 2009 | 1:19 pm

      As an addendum, if this were lets say 5 years ago I’d be right there with ya on your prediction. But, after all this P.E.D. stuff, I’m ready to lowball the numbers a little since old vet’s of the future will certainly not be able to put numbers up like old vet’s of the recent past. Jeter is no ordinary player, however, so it’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds.

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