I don't really know all the details, but it sounds like the Yankees want to offer Derrek Jeter a 3 year contract, while Derek wants 5 to 6 years.
I'm pretty sure we saw this exact Jeter play earlier this year when he sneakily faked getting hit in the elbow by a Chad Qualls pitch.
Jeter faked it so well that he was awarded first base AND Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected for arguing the call.
But that was on the diamond. I don't think it'll work for him so well in the Office of Yankee Contract Negotiations.
He's 36 year old, past his prime, and coming off a terrible year, so I'd say if he doesn't shut up and instead take whatever they're offering he's a dolt.
Furthermore, if this goes on for too long he'll risk his popularity with us regular slobs. And that's a big deal because it's us regular slobs who sort of "vote" on who gets the big endorsement deals. Right? Hugely talented people who are also assholes don't usually get to advertise soft drinks because soft drinks don't like to be associated with assholes.
Not that Derek Jeter is an asshole.
I hope he's just fakin'.
Okay, what's next?
The Bears beat up a team that started a bad 3rd string QB behind a 3rd string center.
Still, it's an impressive 7-3 record that our favorite Chicago football team has, and I will continue to hold my tongue about Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith.
Beating teams you ought to is what good teams do, after all.