Originally Posted by Sarcastic
I was never a Jeter homer. I always thought he was overrated. When we got ARod, the correct thing for him to do would have been to move to 3rd and let ARod play short. Instead his ego got in the way and we ended up with our best SS playing third for the past 6 years. Now this whole thing happens, and he holds out because he is mad ARod got a big contract, and he wants one too.
The Yankees paid him well for his past 10 years, and don't owe him anything. The Yankee tradition is fine without him. He needs the Yankees more than the Yankees need him.
youre being too hard on him. i wasnt for greatly overpaying him, but i dont think the deal is bad. youre knocking him for negotiating, which isnt a new concept. as for your hard stance take it or leave it offers, youd just be asking him to leave, which would not go well at all. at the end of the day hes a yankee great and hasnt done much if anything wrong, so why play bully on him when hes down?