Re: Derek Jeter's contract up - Yankees suddenly fiscally responsible - Why?
the contract offered was more than fair for jeter. he hit for a career low (still an impressive .280 i believe) and his range is next to nothing compared to his glory days. that being said, hank steinbrenner and the rest of the yankee ownership have really handled the reaction badly. you can't publicly tell the face of your franchise to go out and see what the market is for him...sure, i'd be thinking it if i were them, but to flat out say it? stupid....