Jack Curry of the YES Network reported on his Twitter feed that The Yankees and Derek Jeter have concluded their negotiations and have come up with the following contract:
Jeter's 3-yr deal with Yanks is done. He'll make between $15-$17 million a year. 4th yr option isn't guaranteed. Deal contingent on physical.
Curry also notes in his blog post Jeter, Yanks agree on deal:
The fourth year of the deal was important to Jeter, who said in spring training that he wanted to play four or five more seasons. But the Yankees didn’t want to guarantee a fourth year to Jeter, who had the worst season of his career when he batted .270 in 2010 and who will turn 37 years old in June. The sides vowed to be creative in trying to secure a deal, which is why they were finalizing a hybrid option that will include various elements and won’t be fully guaranteed. The sides met deep into the night on Friday and were talking again on Saturday
There it is folks. The contract drama is over. Let's hope there's no bad blood left over from the negotiations. Glad to see #2 will be back in Pinstripes for at least the next 3 years. The amount that I said would be enough to sign him was more than was agreed upon, but as I told a few people after Mariano signed the other day once Rivera signed for 2-years at $15 million per then Jeter would sign for something in the same range. Both players are valuable to the team but some would argue that Rivera is worth more. That is a debate for another day. For now, things are returning to normal in Yankeeland. Next on the docket: Cliff Lee.
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