As being reported by ESPN, looks th Yankees nd Derek Jeter aka “The Captain” have agreed on a deal that will be announced Sunday. The Yankees originally offered Jeter 3 year contract worth $45 million ($15 Mil a year).
A 36-year-old Jeter felt he was worth more years guaranteed and more money. Jeter and his agent never officially announced what type of deal he was looking for but word on the street was that he was looking for something in the range of 6 years around $20 million a year.
Luckily for Yankees fans both the Yankees and Jeter seem to have met a middle ground. It’s being reported that the Yankees will now offer Jeter 3 years at $17 million a year (total $51 million) with a 4th year option (lower salary) that can be picked up by the Yankees.
This is a good deal for both sides as the Yanks were able to avoid committing to a 4th year (and paying Jeter $20 mil a year) and Jeter becomes the 2nd highest paid shortstop in baseball behind Troy Tulowitzki (something like $24 million a year).
Once again all is well in Yankee land; in the words of Derrick Coleman, “Whoop–de–damn–do“
LOL, back to my Yankee hating ways. LET’S GO METS!!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!