Originally Posted by DeuceWallaces
You guys aren't getting it. They hand out absolutely ridiculous contracts to average players and now they're playing hardball with the face of the franchise. Brilliant strategy.
No, they hand out ridiculous contracts to players they expect to be good. The fact that those players don't live up to their contracts is a different story.
Again, they will be overpaying Jeter by about double what he would get anywhere else. They are not playing hardball with him. The only thing that is stopping him from signing the contract is his ego, since he has an obsession with ARod.