Hank Steinbrenner has a message as the New York Yankees negotiate to re-sign Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.The best part about all these quotes and statements is that they're almost totally meaningless. Jeter (and Mo) aren't going anywhere and will both start the 2011 season right where they belong -- in Yankees pinstripes.
"As much as we want to keep everybody, we've already made these guys very, very rich, and I don't feel we owe anybody anything monetarily,'' the Yankees co-chairman said Tuesday. "Some of these players are wealthier than their bosses."
"Negotiating is always a process,'' Steinbrenner said. "I know he wants to stay. It's going to come down to what's fair for everybody considering all circumstances.''
"Do we want to keep Derek? Of course we do, obviously," Steinbrenner said. "Obviously we all want to keep Derek and we all want to keep Mo."
Steinbrenner remains confident deals will be reached to keep the pair.
"I don't think in the end they will be unreasonable,'' he said. "It's going to come down to what's fair for everybody considering all circumstances."
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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