Derek Jeter's contract up - Yankees suddenly fiscally responsible - Why?
Can someone explain to me why the Yankees all of a sudden, after giving irrespoonsible contracts with ridiculous back end money to A-Rod, Texeira, Burnett, CC (all of these have gigantic back end money that, with the exception of CC are probably all desitned to be 100% paying for past performance.) Yet, Derek Jeter - the Yankees cannot overpay him. They need to be responsibly and couldn't possibly overpay him.
What gives here? I get the fiscal responsibility, i guess. I don't get discovering it when arguably the most important player of your past 30 years is up for renewal.
Why? Why now?