Roundup: Yanks stake their claim on Jeter

On the day the Yankees signed Larry Rothschild to a three-year contract
to be their new pitching coach, New York reportedly reached out to its
shortstop. The Yankees, SI.com reported on Friday afternoon, are about
to offer Derek Jeter a three-year contract worth $45 million.
That may not be enough, though, as several outlets have stated that “The
Captain” seeks a four- or five-year deal.

Here’s more from around the league …

* New Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is a popular man these
days, considering he recently said his club would listen
in on offers
for young star Justin Upton. According to The New York
Post, at least half the league — not including the Yankees — have shown
interest in the outfielder, and five clubs have wanted to move negotiations
forward. The Blue Jays, Mariners, Marlins, Rays, Orioles, Red Sox and Rays have
all been linked to Upton recently.

* The Yankees would like another left-hander in their bullpen besides Boone
Logan
, so they are showing interest in free agent J.C. Romero,
according to FOXSports.com. New York has also been linked to Pedro Feliciano

* The Indians might have re-gained a stud outfielder without having to spend an
extra penny. Shin-Soo Choo has probably avoided
required military service
after leading his South Korea club to the gold
medal.

* In need of a shortstop, the Orioles are expected to bid on Japanese infielder
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, according to a Sports Hochi report relayed by NPB
Tracker. The Mariners, Padres, Dodgers and Cardinals have also been linked to
the 26-year-old switch-hitter, who batted .346 with 22 steals last year.

* Veteran designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero is talking to the Rangers and three other American League teams, according to SI.com.   

– Alden Gonzalez  

2 Comments

The contract that I would write for Jeter is like this. 3 years at $10 mil a year. Then add two club options on for years 4 and 5. The option would be a $2 mil salary, with a $15 mil buyout. keep him for cheap, or pay to let him go. Jeter gets his 5 year deal, yankees don’t have to overpay for an aging shortstop that will DH or playing 2B in 2013.

Derek Jeter is or was a great player. But at 36 years old and the chance of being injured easier and all his abilities getting a little slower which I might add is a fact of life, 15 million a year for three years is more than enough. If he is a true yankee he will fire his agent take the deal. And go down in history as one of the greatest yankees of all time. If not let him go, I am a yankees fan first and thats what counts. Hey Derek how much is enough?

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