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Postby rib217 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:08 pm

I can't help but think that Jeter could further elevate his legend status in New York and league wide if he would come out and say, "Look, the reality is that I'm not going anywhere, I'm getting older and have to be realistic about my future value. I want to win, New York can pay me what they feel is a fair price for my services and I will sign on the line!"

He obviously doesnt need the money, I can understand fighting for contract length, but maybe he says "hey I'll play for $10mil a year, go use the extra 10 or so to bring in another piece to help us win another title!"

Has any player ever done something like that? or do they pretty much do everything they can to squeak out every penny regardless of their situation/value?
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:01 pm

ever hear of the MLBPA?
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Re: What are the chances Jeter or any legend for that matter....

Postby rib217 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:34 pm

What about it? Do they state a player is forced to demand certain $$$, especially if its millions more than any other team would pay?
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:16 pm

rib217 wrote:What about it? Do they state a player is forced to demand certain $$$, especially if its millions more than any other team would pay?
yes. yes they do.
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Re: What are the chances Jeter or any legend for that matter....

Postby rib217 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:29 pm

I don't understand.

If Jeter were to hit FA I don't know what he'd be able to get but probably less than 15mil a year for sure; and your telling me that the MLBPA will force the Yankees to pay him more than that but would be ok with any other team paying less? Seems to me the MLBPA would be there to determine a value to a player which Jeters has to be well below what he will want from the Yankees as a "legacy player".
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:35 pm

the mlbpa insists that each player get as much possible out of every contract. They aren't doing it for themselves per se, but for future talent. And they aren't so concerned with the replacement type players, but the big name players, like Jeter. You betcha the MLBPA will be reviewing his contract proposals.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:42 pm

Come to think of it ... Andre Dawson did exactly that. he left a blank check for the Cubs to fill out, and they cut his pay n half .... the MLBPA filed suit
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Re: What are the chances Jeter or any legend for that matter....

Postby markj11 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:04 pm

Didn't Chipper rework his contract a few years ago so that the Braves could make some signings?
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Re: What are the chances Jeter or any legend for that matter....

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:08 pm

Evan Longoria. ;-D
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Re: What are the chances Jeter or any legend for that matter....

Postby MaudDib » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:04 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Evan Longoria. ;-D

Not the same. The contact with Longoria was done shortly after he came up to the majors and was a risk for both sides. He had shown nothing in the MLB so the MLBPA wasn't going to fight over that contract and he was no guarantee to live up to expectations.

It would be great if Jeter would realize that he isn't the player he used to be but I doubt he really believes that. It is always hard for anyone to believe that they have lost a step and aren't the player they used to be. He might realize that he isn't the same guy he was 10 years ago but I bet he still thinks he can be a very productive player. But again not matter what the MLBPA will want him to get the biggest contract he can get.

Chipper's deal might have been different as well. There have been a number of players that have reworked deals so that the team can sign another player. This might mean they are deferring it for more years or something else but rarely means the players is going to lose money. He might have but even then I am sure the MLBPA has something to say about it.
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