NY Daily News writer Bill Madden reports that Derek Jeter, born June 26, 1974, is asking for $150 million for six years. Wow! Jeter is really nuts.
I don't see any significant number of fans attending Yankee games in 2011 because Jeter is playing for them.
If Jeter signed with Boston:
Would season ticket subscribers not renew?
Would casual fans go to fewer Yankee games?
Would I watch fewer games on TV?
No. No. No.
Other than Boston trying to tweak the Yankees, I don't see any other team offering Jeter $10M for 2011. Probably not even $8M. Jeter should talk to Damon and see how that worked out.
Plus, A-Rod will be playing for the Yanks after Jeter is gone and will be the next captain. Yanks have much more invested in A-Rod and A-Rod will be paying off long after Jeter gets hit 3,000 in June 2011 about the time Jeter turns 37. A-Rod will be approaching 700 HOMERS in 3-4 years!
Hasn't Jeter been paid the second most money in MLB history?
And as for Jeter's agent and that announcer on CNBC today who stupidly compare Jeter to Ruth: check the damn facts! Ruth's final salaries with the Yankees:
Maybe Jeter thinks he has a shot at 4,000 hits. If so, then he's putting his personal stats ahead of the team.
Jeter is ruining his image by being greedy and selfish. The Yanks offered Jeter $45,000,000 for three seasons (way too much money and time). The Yanks look like they being more than reasonable and practicing good business.