Let’s just get crazy for a minute.

By now, you’ve heard that the Derek Jeter-New York Yankee contract negotiations have hit a bump in the road. Sources say that the two sides are ‘miles apart‘. The Yankees seem set on their initial offer of three years, $45 million. Jeter and agent Casey Close apparently want 5-6 years at $20 million per season. Clearly the two sides seem firmly set on their demands and really are miles apart.

Let’s assume that the Yankees and Derek Jeter cannot find middle ground. The Yankees are too prideful to offer a 36-year-old shortstop who hit .270 last season, more than $15 million per season. Jeter and Close recognize Jeter’s importance to the Yankee franchise off the diamond. Jeter feels disrespected and truly tests the free agent waters.

Here come the Red Sox.

The ultimate victory. The ultimate theft. ‘The Curse of Jeter’

The team has made it clear that they are willing to move current shortstop, Marco Scutaro. Scutaro is in the final year of his contract and makes a very manageable $5 million. If the possibility of pulling Jeter away from the Yankee becomes real, expect the Red Sox to at least check in on the current Yankee captain. Would Jeter possibility stick it to the Yankees if the Red Sox offered him a two year, $30 million deal? Think about how the rivalry would be renewed. Think about the tension associated with Jeter returning to New York in a Boston uniform.

I won’t waste anymore of your time because this situation has about 1% chance of happening. It’s definitely interesting to think about, but the Yankees and Jeter will eventually get this thing done.