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Jeter, Yankees still a ways apart

The standoff between Derek Jeter and the Yankees continues, with both sides waiting for the other to blink.

The Yankees' first offer was $45 million over three years, a figure they're believed to be willing to bend slightly on but not by much. 

It's unclear how much the Jeter side is looking for, though undoubtedly they remember the 10-year, $275-million commitment the Yankees made to Alex Rodriguez after the 2007 season. That was in a different economy, of course, but it's still worth referencing.

The Daily News reported today that Jeter's camp started out looking for $150 million over six years, but a person familiar with the negotiations told me that is not accurate. The person, who spoke to Newsday on the condition of anonymity, said Jeter's camp has never discussed a contract that significant.

 

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