Jeter has a $9.5 million player option for 2014 -- or he can take a $3.5 million buyout and try to get a multiyear deal. But why would he try to do that?
After all, the last time Jeter was negotiating a contract with the Yankees, it didn’t work out as well as he hoped it would. In fact, there was a lot of acrimony on both ends.
But as Olney points out, they’re likely to be coming off a season in which they just missed the playoffs. Mariano Rivera will retire and Andy Pettitte may join him. Robinson Cano is a free agent and the Yankees are going to have to pay up if they want to keep him. Oh, and the whole A-Rod saga ...
If Jeter did ask for a multiyear deal, maybe the Yankees would have to give it to him.
If you were the Yankees, would you give Jeter a multi-year deal? Let us know in the comments section.