As Derek Jeter’s free agency draws closer, fans and analysts alike are having difficulty imagining what his next contract will look like. On one hand, you have an aging shortstop in the midst of one of the worst years of his career. On the other hand, you have the “face of the franchise”, an iconic New York sports legend who has been synonymous with the Yankee brand for the past 15 years. Like it or not, resigning Derek Jeter is messy and complicated, and represents one of the more intriguing cases of free agency in recent memory.
On August 6th, Mark Feinsand took a stab at picturing Jeter’s next contract. In his piece, “Cannot value Jeter but millions will do”, Feinsand argues that Jeter isn’t going anywhere and should command an extremely lucrative contract from the Yankees this offseason.
“There will be a lot of talk this winter about what Jeter is worth as he finishes his 10-year, $189 million contract.… Click here to read the rest