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Jeter’s Agent Meets With Yankees, Hank Tries To Make Nice
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Derek Jeter’s agent met with the Yankees executives on Tuesday, the first time the two sides have met since contract negotiations turned contentious and started making headlines. Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss the meeting, but gave some positive quotes to the AP, like “I feel confident that Derek will remain with the Yankees, and my brother [Hal] does, as well.”

“We want to keep him,” Hank blustered. “He’s very important. I certainly hope he remains with us and he certainly should.” The Yankees apparently want to get Jeter under contract before the Winter Meetings start next Monday, when they’d like to focus all their resources in getting Cliff Lee to sell out and come to the Bronx.

The Yankees and Jeter still seem far apart in terms of years and annual salary. The Yankees originally offered three years, $45 million, but a recent report has them willing to increase that to three years, $50 million. Jeter apparently still wants at least four years and $96 million. The Yankees were hyping their original offer as keeping Jeter the highest-paid middle infielder in baseball, while Jeter sees it as a pay cut since he’s averaged $18.9 million per year over the past 10 years.  Plus, the Rockies gave Troy Tulowitzki a crazy extension, so he’ll be making $15.75 million a year over the next 10 years.

Another issue for Jeter is probably Alex Rodriguez jealousy, since A-Rod could be making about $30 million per year through 2017 if he breaks the all-time home run record held by legend Barry Bonds. There still could be an outside chance that the Yankees run Jeter out of town by not showing respect with enough dollars — just like they did to Bernie Williams and Joe Torre.

In other free agent infielder news, the San Francisco Giants signed Miguel Tejada to a one-year, $6.5 million deal. The Dodgers signed former Giant and two-time World Series winner Juan Uribe to a three-year, $21 million deal.

 
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