The Yankees have found many critics for the way they handled their contract negotiations with Derek Jeter. If the final resolution proves anything, it’s that those critics were way off base.
Mariano Rivera and the Yankees are close to an agreement on a two-year contract for about $30 million.
With Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner expressing confidence the sides will work out an agreement, Derek Jeter and his longtime team awaited each other’s next move.
Fans and media are strapped in courtside, watching the verbal volley between Derek Jeter and the Yankees. And like all things New York, it is essential to take sides, even if both sides are at fault.
Hank Steinbrenner thinks Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees will agree to a new contract.
Hank Steinbrenner has a message as the New York Yankees negotiate to re-sign Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
The Derek Jeter contract saga continues on Wednesday morning. This time it was Hank Steinbrenner doing the talking.
Piniella was at a New York Yankees’ fantasy camp on Thursday and spent about 30 minutes talking with team co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner.
Whichever team wins the American League championship series could get more than a trip to the World Series. They also could have the inside track on signing Cliff Lee.