• Jeter The Giant?

    Posted by on November 6th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Via Henry Schulman of the San-Fran Gate -

    This is pure speculation on my part, but I would bet a good chunk of change that general manager Brian Sabean is going to monitor the Yankees’ negotiations with shortstop Derek Jeter.

    Now, I think Jeter is going to re-sign with the Yankees, I’m sure the Giants think Jeter is going to re-sign and most everyone believes the public comments on how tough the negotiations will be are just posturing.

    However, in the odd chance that Jeter does sign elsewhere, remember. The head of Yankees scouting who drafted Jeter in 1992 was none other than Sabean. There is a tie there. And we have to believe that San Francisco will be a more attractive destination for all free agents now that they’ve won the World Series, if for no other reason their pitching gives them a good shot to repeat.

    “We take great pride in saying San ranciscio is a baseball town now,” Sabean said. “It can only help us keeping our own players that we want to re-sign, (and) it’s got to be a destination for a lot of people. We hope that’s a fact.”

    Never. Gonna. Happen.

    Comments on Jeter The Giant?

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 7th, 2010 | 9:49 am

      Funny that an SF scribe would even think like this. The Giants just declined a 1Y/$9.5M option on their World Series MVP shortstop. Why the heck would they pay twice as much for another old-timer?

    2. 77yankees
      November 7th, 2010 | 9:56 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Funny that an SF scribe would even think like this.

      Three words….Slow news day.

    3. OldYanksFan
      November 7th, 2010 | 10:03 am

      The Gints might offer Jeter 2/$25.
      But it’s a silly offer against the Yankees.
      The Yanks will resign Jeter, it’s just a question of how much they will bid against themselves.

    4. November 7th, 2010 | 3:03 pm

      “The Jeter Paradox”, a franchise icon, a first ballot hall of famer, fast approaching a marketable great baseball milestone, yet I can’t think of a team outside the Yankees that would have any serious interest in him. I can’t imagine any team offering more than $20 million for two years. I was listening to the Francesa show the other day and he was mentioning numbers between 50 and 60 million, the thought of paying Jeter anything approaching those numbers reminded me of the old OMC hit, “How Bizarre”. Somewhere between 30 and 40 million for 2 years is the answer to this riddle, but I’m not sure Jeter’s side realizes that.

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