As you may, scratch that, ALREADY have heard, the talks between the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter have "gotten heated". Insults have been said, and other things each side wishes they hadn't done has been released in the press.
Many New York media outlets and reporters are congratulating the Steinbrenners and GM Brian Cashman for not giving Jeter what he wanted (reportedly at first six years for $150 million dollars, now around $23- $24 million annually for four or five years). Casey Close, Derek Jeter's agent, was "baffeled" (sorry I used the quote, but I had to) by the three-year $45 million offer New York put on the table.
Usually, when dealing with greedy owners and faces-of-franchises, the fans will side with the player. But for some strange case, Yankees fans are going against the man that brought back New York to respectability (baseball wise), and, more importantly, a baseball player that might have been the most influential in winning 4 World Championships in 5 years.
Normally, "the Golden Boy" for baseball and New York, Derek Jeter, is the player managers wish they had 25 of. A guy that is hard-working, clutch, and never gets in the news for any bad publicity. Oh, and he's got 5 World Series rings as well.
However, New York fans are saying that Derek Jeter is now, after 15 years of silence, finally showing his true colors. He is becoming the egotistical player Alex Rodriguez was and yearns for what most likely is his last big payday.
They say its just another player that wants more money from the team with the most. Time to show Jeter just who is boss.
Remember that word Yankee fans, because if The Boss were still around, Derek Jeter would be re-signed to a deal already and be chilling out in Tampa, watching some football. But alas, the "young elephants" are now into the tent and that may just be the undoing of the New York Yankees as a team.
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