February 26, 2010

Yanks should be taking care of Jeter

When the Yankees drafted Derek Jeter in 1992, the organization hadn’t won a World Series since the magical 1978 season. When he made it to the bigs, he delivered a championship. And then another. And another. And one more just for good measure, earning him a 10-year deal.

It took him the rest of the decade to get his fifth ring, but he did do it. Now he’s entering the final year of his contract, and the Yankees are saying they aren’t going to talk to him until after the season.

In Jeter’s press conference on Wednesday, he said he signed the long-term deal in 2001 just so he wouldn’t have to deal with being a free agent. Translation: he likes having job security.

If I’m Brian Cashman, I’m handing Jeter a blank check tomorrow and a three-year extension would be announced on Monday. Enough said.

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