Friday, November 26, 2010


We've heard for a while now, that the Yanks have offered Jeter 3 years and $45 million. We've heard nothing about Jeter's asking price, but the rumor was that they were $50 million apart. Well, don't believe everything you read, boys and girls. According to Bill Madden of the NY Daily News, Jeter and his agent, Casey Close, have started the bidding at 6 years, $150 million. If A-Rod was taking steroids, what in the world is Jeter on? I have to think this has to do with A-Rod's contract of 10 years and $275 million. A-Rod got his after a year of hitting 56 home runs and getting 156 RBIs. Jeter's year? Not so much. At $15 million a year, it's probably $5 million a year more that Derek could expect on the open market.

Jeter is often described as iconic, but there is that ever-present streak of pride and stubbornness that has surfaced big time. He now has three choices: 1) Accept the Yanks offer, 2) Sign for a lot less with some other team, or 3) Retire. He won't get $150 million even if A-Rod offers to kick in $50 million himself. Think that'll happen?

I'm not a big college football fan, but after driving thru the state of Alabama last week, it's hard not to develop some interest, especially after witnessing fans frothing at the mouth, either Crimson or Orange, depending on your loyalty. Think I'm exaggerating? Check this out:

Congratulations to Josh Hamilton and Joey Votto for getting the MVP awards. Whether you agree or not, at least they played on successful teams, falling in line with Picasner's belief that "Most Valuable" means you helped your team win. The Seattle Mariners lost 101 games and yet two players, Ichiro & King Felix, received MVP votes. How 'valuable' could they be? Yeah, the Mariners might have lost 125 games without those two. Does this make any sense?


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