They should both personally have a sit-down meeting with Cashman, Levine, and the Steinbrenner brothers and tell them what the ballclub's owner of not too long ago would've done. George Steinbrenner wouldn't have told Jeter and Rivera, probably the 2 greatest Yankees he's ever owned a team with, to take a pay cut. That's like spitting on their face. Jeter, the man I think will one day take Girardi's job as other Yankee captains have done the same, would get at least 4, if not, 5, for at the very LEAST the 19 mil his last deal averaged. Rivera on the other hand, who like fine wine has just gotten better with age, should be awarded for this, with a two year contract at the $18 million he's asking for. He's done more than enough to be paid more than AJ Burnett. It's not a greed, it's just what's deserved, and what The Boss would've rewarded. Also, incentives should be added for milestones, etc. 600 saves for Rivera, eventually taking over first all-time, as it should be done in this deal. Jeter should get incentives for his 3,000th hit, 3,500th, and if he gets that high 4,000th and 4,257th as is with A-Rod. Both are greats in the long history of the ballclub, two of the best ever, and should be rewarded for it. Last season was an obvious fluke in Jeter's career, I understand player's get worst with age, but tell me when someone as good as Jeter's average has just dropped .64 points over the course of ONE year, he picked the worst down year possible but I'm willing to bet he'll hit .300 next year. Both men knew Steinbrenner very well, as did the people their negotiating with, and his legacy as owner especially with these two players who knew him very well.