Comments on: Derek Jeter has the Yankees over a barrel This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Cabriael Wed, 17 Nov 2010 07:06:40 +0000 Jeter might be overpaid, but the average umpire is paid about $150,000 which is grossly overpaid.

Just sack all umpires and replace them by replays. People will still come to pay money to see Jeter. People will not want to pay for shoddy umpire's retirement fund.

By: Marc Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:01:50 +0000 While Jeter has been a star for many seasons I do agree with the initial argument that he will end up being over paid by the Yankees. He is worth a lot to the franchise in terms of face value and merchandise revenue but the multi-millions he will most likely receive will be hard to really justify.

On the same side of the coin I am a New Yorker and a Yankee fan and I would like to see Jeter stay in pinstripes. Plus i own a lot of Yankee clothing items and I just ordered a new Jeter jersey from and id like to wear it to the games next season. Guess we'll just have to wait and see...

By: dennis Thu, 11 Nov 2010 17:14:13 +0000 A thought would be for the yankees to offer Jeter a choice of two contracts

1. A one year contract with a fixed sum for 12 to 14,000,000 .
2. a one year contract for 10,000,000 but with performance clauses that make it worth a maximum of 20 million.

And potentially a new contract for 2011. .

In other words let him prove that 2010 was an off eyar (for him) and he still has a couple of great years left.

And if he walks. i dont think any other team will give him 12,000,000, he will have to take less and chase glory in a different stadium.

For the Yankees, the two important things are too keep the contract at one year and to keep Derek in pinstrips for his 3,000 hit. And the other milestones really dont matter.....very people care if he gets more career hits then Paul Molitor or Eddie Collins.

All of us remember Roberto Alomar, who was finished at 36.....a great player who was on track for 3,000 hits and the HOF and he declined so rapildy. He should make the HOF next year, but never got to 3,000 hits.
And that s an instructive example.....
Derek may scream

After all my years as a Yankee, you re disrespecting me!

I cant imagine a 12,000,000 contract to be disrepectful . If the yankees have some courage, they might have Derek over a barrel. And if he doesnt want the one year contract thery can go out and buy a qua lity shortstop. And just about anybody would be very happy to play for the Yankees.

By: Chuck Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:49:18 +0000 The Yankees gave Jorge Posada a four year contract in his age 36 season, which is where Jeter is now.

The Yankees gave ARod ten years AFTER he opted out of a ten year contract, a contract which will pay him MORE than Jeter will make until he's 42.

ARod will be HOF eligible before his contract expires, and people are bitching about Jeter?

Raise your hand if you think the Yankees wish they still had Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy?

Thought so.

The Yankees gave a ten year ML veteran who had NEVER made an All Star team a four year $62 million contract?

And don't even get me started on Cliff Lee and Jesus Montero.

Anyone with even the remotest clue about baseball knows the Yankees have many more problems facing them than Derek Jeter's contract.

Yet Derek Jeter's contract is all we hear about.

Why is that?

By: Johnny Twisto Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:55:18 +0000 They could move ARod to shortstop.

They could, but it wouldn't be a very good idea.

By: Doug B Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:51:33 +0000 If the Yankees offered 3 years $30,000,000 and Jeter turned it down they could let him walk.

He won't get more somewhere else. The franchise survives just fine even if an aging star with eroding skills comes back to have 1 or 2 good seasons. Every team knows it's better to let a guy go 1 year too early then keep him too long. And in Jeter's case... it may already have been 1 year too long.

The Yanks could use that $30,000,000 and sign a better player.

By: miken Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:48:13 +0000 They could move ARod to shortstop.

By: Andy Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:08:52 +0000 This is the last time I'm going to say this. I meant overpaying in terms of his on-field performance. From a stats perspective, Jeter's not worth more than maybe $7-8 million per season. His overall value to the Yankees, though, is likely a lot more than that and he probably would not be overpaid at $15 million per season.

By: Ian Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:00:43 +0000 If the Yankees will lose far more than Jeter's contract is worth, as you point out, how is that overpaying?

By: Doug B Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:34:40 +0000 also... know this, Derek Jeter makes a lot of endorsement money simply by being a Yankee. If he were to join the Detroit Tigers how much do you think Jeter would lose in endorsement money over the life of a 3-year contract? $10,000,000? So he's got skin in the game to re-up with the Yanks also.