Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Yankees Will Not Offer Jeter Arbitration
As reported in today's New York Daily News, the Yankees will not offer Derek Jeter arbitration at today's deadline. The team believes that Jeter will be back in pinstripes next season, and are not willing to risk Jeter getting a salary upwards of $20 million, which he would certainly accept if negotiated by an arbitrator. With this decision, if Jeter leaves the team, the Yankees can't receive any draft picks as compensation. The Yankees are expected to offer arbitration to the other "Core Four" members in Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte.