After weeks of trying to get a deal done it looks like the New York Yankees and star shortstop Derek Jeter are about to break bread!
“That’s getting wrapped up,” an industry source acknowledged.
The Yankees upped their original offer to Jeter, three years and $45 million, on Thursday. It is believed the Yankees added $2 million to $3 million a year to the pot. There has been talk of a fourth year, but that would likely be tied to a vesting option.
That resulted in Casey Close, Jeter’s agent, talking to Yankees brass yesterday.
Following Tuesday night’s face-to-face meeting in Tampa, Jeter’s camp had the most distance to travel, since the Yankees knew Jeter was looking for a four- or five-year deal for $23 million per — something the Yankees were not interested in doing.
As many wins and rings that Jeter helped them get, not to mention the money from merchandise, they better give that mas some “ackrite”