SHOULD THEY STAY OR SHOULD THEY GO NOW??????
Well as the Yankees 2010 season grew to an embarrassing end, after the Yankees lost 6-1 to Texas in Game 6, the question presents itself “Who Should Stay and Who Should Go?”
According to our friends at Cot’s Baseball Contracts http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com
2010 Opening Day Roster without players who were traded, players added during the year will appear at the end of the Opening Day Roster
New York Yankees signed 2011 and beyond
Alex Rodriguez signed through 2017
C.C. Sabathia signed through 2015 (player out clause following the 2011 season, similar to A-Rod’s in 2007)
Mark Teixeira signed through 2016
A.J. Burnett signed through 2013
Jorge Posada signed through 2011
Robinson Cano signed through 2011 with 2012 and 2013 club options
Nick Swisher signed through 2011 with 2012 club option
Curtis Granderson signed through 2012 with 2013 club option
Damaso Marte signed through 2011 with 2012 club option
Kei Igawa signed through 2012
New York Yankees with team options for 2011
2010 Free Agents
New York Yankees Arbitration Eligible or Team Held Rights
Joba Chamberlain Arb-1
Phil Hughes Arb-1
Sergio Mitre Arb-3
Boone Logan Arb-2
2010 Trade Added Players
Lance Berkman 2011 Club Option
Kerry Wood 2011 Player Option
Austin Kearns Free Agent Arbitration Eligible
Now obviously, not every player on the Yankees 40-Man Roster has made it to your list. The players who spent the bulk of time on the Active Roster or who is under contract in the Minor Leagues past this season (Kei Igawa).
So Kids, now the debate begins. Over the next couple of weeks I will break down every Yankee Free Agent as well as member of the roster and as players from around Major League Baseball declare themselves Free Agents or as the Hot Stove heats up, I will analyze what they would bring to the 2011 New York Yankees as, the team prepares for Mission 28, Part Deux.
Derek Jeter, 2011 Opening Day Age 36, 2011 end of the season Age 37– In 2009, Derek Jeter had a comeback season, that many people thought would mean a “Slam Dunk” contract for him.
Before the 2010 season Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, reminded everyone that the Yankees do not extend contracts before their end date. So Derek Jeter went through the 2010 season and did not improve on his 2009 comeback year, he instead had one of the worst seasons in his Hall of Fame career. With his offensive production down, many people have begun to wonder on an aging team, that was beaten out for the American League East Division Crown by a younger Tampa Bay Rays team and then ultimately defeated in the American League Championship Series by the Texas Rangers, is it wise to begin the 2011 with a 36 year old Short Stop that on June 26 of next year will turn 37. Unless, you watch games through pinstriped glasses, you had to be amazed at how much Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus reminded you of Derek Jeter at the same age. Don’t start thinking about Elvis Andrus, the Yankees have no shot at acquiring him any time soon. So where do the Yankees go from here, at some point Derek Jeter isn’t going to be the Yankees SS. So why not start to find the SS of the future as well as keeping Derek Jeter happy for the next couple of years. Verdict 3 years 45 Million