New York Yankees president Randy Levine toldAnthony Mccarron of the New York Daily Newsthat longtime Yankee Derek Jeter is allowed to test the free agent market.
“All I can say is we think he’s a great Yankee, we think he’s been a great Yankee and we’ve been great for him and this is the best place for him,” said Levine. “But he’s a free agent and he’s allowed to test the market and do whatever he wants.”
According to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork, a source said that the Yankees want to give Jeter “more money than his play currently warrants,” but the shortstop wants more years on his contract.
The 36-year-old reportedly wants a minimum of four years, but preferably five or six.
Jeter batted .270 with 10 home runs and 67 RBI in 2010.
Posturing. Lots and lots of posturing. What I really found hilarious were some of the comments about this. Take a look:
“Someone check to see if New York’s suicide rate just spiked.”
“His skills are waning and he has to cheat to get on base. Why on earth would anyone want him?”
“If he stays with the Yankees, he can continue to bring down the value of the Gold Glove.”
“Meh. Who outside of NYC gives a damn?”
There were others that praised the Captain, including one from a Red Sox fan who insisted that Jeter belongs in pinstripes because he’s one of the sport’s true legends. But seriously. I need to stop reading stuff written by “fans” who don’t have a clue.