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The Giants have been in contact with Derek Jeter’s agent

Nov 29, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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You knew this was coming.

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, the Giants have been in contact with Derek Jeter’s agent Casey Close.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle speculated earlier this month that the Giants would likely keep an eye on the negotiations — remember, general manager Brian Sabean was the Yankees’ vice president of player development when Jeter was drafted in 1992 — so this isn’t much of a shocker. Still, Costa writes that the Giants aren’t seriously pursuing the free agent shortstop.

And who would, really? Though negotiations have gotten ugly in the past few days, no team would actually top the Yankees’ reported offer of three years and $45 million. Right?

  1. pisano - Nov 29, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    God, I only hope this is not horse crap. Let him see what it’s like on the other side of the fence.I have a family member who bounced around baseball as a catcher and one of the stops he made was with the Yankees, and he said no team treats you like the Yankees. He was with four or five teams and he said it’s a different world over at the Yankees.

  2. uyf1950 - Nov 29, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Maybe the Giants would be interested in offering Jeter the same type of package they offered Zito a few years back 7 years $126M. While it wouldn’t quite match the dollars per year Jeter is looking for it would be one year longer then he was asking the Yankees for. I say go for it.

  3. jfk69 - Nov 30, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    Jeter can join Zito on the Giants taxi squad. Apparently the Giants have more money to burn. Maybe they will take Beltran as well. Alderson…give them a call.

  4. metalhead65 - Nov 30, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    what is this obsession you have against jeter trying to get as much as possible for his last contract?he is not the player he once was but the way you hound him you would think the guy plays in a wheelchair or something. why is it ok for your boy manny to be overpaid but not jeter?he hasn’t been the same player since he got poped for roids and only plays when he feels like it.ask the dodgers what a great team player he the yankees over paying jeter would stop them from adding anyone else to their payroll or hurt the club moneywise. and please for the love of god spare me all the newley invented stats to prove your point,I don’t care and most fans are not interested in them either.I grew up playing and watching the game without any of that nonsense and the game was just fine with the stats it had. I hate the yankees so it’s not like I am big fan trying to defend but gees the guy is not doing anything different than any other free agent.

    • Jonny 5 - Nov 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM

      I haven’t heard that any other Free Agents want 3 times what their actual value is. Not yet anyway… Plus, isn’t it fun to hate on Deter?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 30, 2010 at 8:57 AM

      and please for the love of god don’t use any of that fancy “math” or “reasoning” to explain why the Yanks would be idiots in increasing their offer to Jeter, I don’t care and most fans are not interested in them either.

      Fixed that for you.

      And on a serious note, there is zero problem with Jeter trying to get as much money as he wants on the market. The problem is that he’s not entitled to more money merely because of who he is. The negotiations are a two way street, and the Yanks have offered an [overly] fair market contract. If he wants to get a better deal, Cashmoney has already told him to go looking for it.

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