Nothing good can can come from publicizing every move in Derek Jeter’s contract negotiations. One of my close family friends put it beautifully in a comment yesterday.
This should have all taken place behind closed doors, especially if the result is as we think it will be (a contract for Jeter). This kind of stupid negotiating just sullies the reputation of both the Yankees and Jeter.
Why did Jeter’s agent, Casey Close, tell the Daily News he was “baffled” by the Yankees’ negotiating strategy? It only made both parties look bad.
And then there’s Mariano Rivera’s contract negotiations. I think they are publicized too much as well, but at least things are going smoothly.