Via Feinsand & Madden -
Brian Cashman might have traveled alone to Arkansas for his meeting with Cliff Lee Wednesday, but the general manager had plenty of company last weekend when he sat down with Derek Jeter.
A Yankees contingent consisting of Cashman, Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine met with Jeter and his agent, Casey Close, over the weekend in Tampa, as the two sides sat down face-to-face for the first time to discuss the captain’s next contract.
Close confirmed the meeting in an email, but declined to discuss the specifics of the talks.
No formal offers were presented, according to a source, as Jeter and the Yankees exchanged thoughts, ideas and concerns with regard to the shortstop’s future.
“It was a very good meeting,” the source said. “Everybody heard what everybody had to say. There’s always information exchanged and questions that each side needs asked and answered. It gets the process moving along.”
The source indicated that both sides expect to get a deal done in the coming weeks, although there are no more meetings scheduled and no firm timetable for either Jeter or the Yankees.
Any guesses on who the source was? Was it Hank Stein or Skyzoo? (And, yes, I’m kiding.)