Yankees GM Almost Passed Over Derek Jeter In 2010
During contract talks in 2010, Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Derek Jeter he wanted shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Bluffing or not, those are harsh words.By Matt Moreno | August 20, 2015
You remember that emotional retirement from shortstop Derek Jeter in front of thousands of Yankees fans? Well, it almost didn't happen.
In a new story from Sports Illustrated's S.L. Price, General Manager Brian Cashman once told Jeter he would've rather had Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, who's now with the Blue Jays.
This happened following in 2010 when the two sides were in contract extension talks. Jeter, according to ESPN, was reportedly looking for a four- to six-year contract worth $22 million to $24 million a season. He got a three-year, $51 million contract instead.