Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jeter And Pinstripes-Perfect Together

The speculation is over, if there really was any, Derek Jeter will be a Yankee for at least the next three years. The two sides finalized a deal that will guarantee Jeter $48M and has a player option worth $8M, with a $3M “gift” if the option isn’t taken. So in actuality Jeter is guaranteed $51M whether he plays the fourth year or not. The contract also contains $9M in incentives based on MVP voting, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, and ALCS and World Series MVP awards. All in all Jeter could earn $65M over the life of the contract if he meets all the necessary requirements.

And now Yankees fans can breath and Brian Cashman’s ears can stop burning from what said fans have been saying about him.

1 comment:

  1. No way a player that old should lead the league in plate appearances. Girardi was desperate for offense due to dodgy pitching, to the detriment of Jeter. I thought Jeter was excellent at the end, and I don' t see a range reduction -- in crucial situations.