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Will Jeter be a Yankee in 2011?

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08:21 AM ET 10.23 | With the Yankees' season over, Derek Jeter heads into free agency for the first time in his career. On the verge of 3,000 career hits, the iconic captain is expected to re-sign with the franchise where he won five World Series. But turning 37 next season, is he too old to warrant a long-term contract? Or is he too proud to take a lesser salary, or agree to a switch from everyday shortstop?

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October 23, 2010  08:42 AM ET

Yes...but Cliff Lee won't.

October 23, 2010  08:50 AM ET

Congrats to to the Rangers. They played great. Jeter? If he does not ask for too much, he stays. If he asks for prime time money? They will not give it to him. And they shouldn't. Time for him to be realistic.

October 23, 2010  09:01 AM ET

Im saying a 2 or 3 year deal worth about 7-10 million a year...

October 23, 2010  09:21 AM ET
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Congrats to to the Rangers. They played great. Jeter? If he does not ask for too much, he stays. If he asks for prime time money? They will not give it to him. And they shouldn't. Time for him to be realistic.

Tip of the hat to the Yankees, 50.

If a team aspires to greatness, then the Yankees have place the bar.

I'm still trying to get my mind around the fact that I am taking my grandsons to Game 4 of the World Series.

They think it's cool.

I'm just smiling...

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October 23, 2010  09:37 AM ET

they don't have a better option in the minors?

October 23, 2010  09:39 AM ET

For all the great years Jeter has given to the Yankees, it would be silly to let him leave without offering a contract he would be in favor of. The Yankees can afford to overpay him for a few years knowing that him leaving would be a slap in the face and kick in the rear if they didn't re-sign Mr Yankee. Loyality doesn't mean much but this is a team with deep pokcets and a rich history. If Jeter was a Marlin, I'd understand not trying to re-sign him.

Jeter can go else where but the Yankees must at least make it look like they want him back. Seriously, can Yankee fans get over losing Jeter?

October 23, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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Jeter only has one option.....no team will pay a 37 year old coming off a mediocre season more than what even a lowball yankee offee will beAnd truthfully, there aren't any ss's on the market that are appreciably better than jeterBottom line is its a business and jeter is VERY good for businessThere is no salary cap, so even if they overpay......so whatand jeter understands that his value, long term, is SIGNIFICANTLY more if he retires a yankee

Can't really see Yanks and Jeter parting. A deal will somehow get done.

October 23, 2010  10:11 AM ET

Jeter 4 year, $100 million, not trade clause. It is what you call paying back a player for FIVE world championships and carrying himself in a classy way. A true role model for kids to follow. HE WILL BE THE FIRST YANKEED TO 3,000 HITS IN PINSTRIPES!

October 23, 2010  10:17 AM ET

Doesn't matter whether he's back or not. This is the first year of the "Curse of Monument Park". The Yankees will not win another series until they remove the monstrous Steinbrenner wall in the new Yankee Stadium or at least make it smaller. How dare they make Steinbrenner's display bigger than Yankee greats Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Joe D.

October 23, 2010  10:28 AM ET

no way jeter doesnt retire w/ ny...as he should

October 23, 2010  10:41 AM ET
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Tip of the hat to the Yankees, 50. If a team aspires to greatness, then the Yankees have place the bar. I'm still trying to get my mind around the fact that I am taking my grandsons to Game 4 of the World Series. They think it's cool. I'm just smiling...

Great Otis. Enjoy the game with the kids. I was lucky enough to take my son to the All-Star game when they had it in Arlington. GO RANGERS!

October 23, 2010  10:42 AM ET

Yankee captain - 3 year deal.

October 23, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Doesn't matter whether he's back or not. This is the first year of the "Curse of Monument Park".

86 years!!!

October 23, 2010  11:02 AM ET
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Congratulations to the Texas Rangers fans and all Yankees haters............job well done. I am congratulating you people not that you need to get them from the likes of me. The Rangers clearly outplayed us and therefore beat respect into the Yankees and its fan base. I for one, truly have been humbled by this event. Now that the Yanks have been beaten and I have been proven ever so wrong about the Rangers, I wish them well in their 1st WS. I don't care who wins the series now that my Yanks are no longer in it. I am not sore, just humbled for now...........just wait to next year...............I WILL BE BACK!

Dude - I tip my hat to you.

You have what we want.

By the way - your Giants are going to kill my Cowboys Monday night...

October 23, 2010  11:06 AM ET

i know the yankees have unlimited money and all, but baseball is still a business, right? you don't pay players for what they've done for you in the past, you pay them for what they can do for you in the future.

it would be a terrible shame if the yankees let derek jeter go. i don't think they'd dare do that, but he won't get a huge mega-contract, either.

 
October 23, 2010  11:25 AM ET

I see a 1 year, thanks for everything 20M contract, which would allow him to reach that magical 3000th hit plateau. His days as a SS are clearly coming to a end and what does he really have left to prove by trying to learn another position at age 38? He deserves it, he's earned it and as a Red Sox fan, I will be very happy to see him retire.

He's ruined a lot of summer nights for me over the years.

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