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07:18 AM ET 08.20 | While Yankess fans await his return in the Bronx, Derek Jeter would like nothing more that to get back in the lineup, too. The last time [Jeter's] contract expired, in the fall of 2010, the Yankees held the negotiating hammer. Jeter had turned 36 just months before and was coming off a middling type of season. ... Jeter wound up making a deal for far less than his side had aimed for, although nobody is suggesting the shortstop will starve based on his recent wages: $14.7 million in 2011, $16 million in 2012 and $17 million this year. Now Jeter holds a player option for 2014 that would be for $9.5 million -- or he can take a $3 million buyout and blow up that option year. It might make sense for him to do this, because this time around, Jeter appears to hold significant leverage.

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August 20, 2013  07:24 AM ET

"Jeter holds a player option for 2014 that would be for $9.5 million -- or he can take a $3 million buyout and blow up that option year"

Given that the man has played a grand total of 5 games this year, I'm not sure that's a great idea.

August 20, 2013  07:37 AM ET

While Yankess fans await his return ............




Wait.............




Now I'm a Yankess fan ???????????

August 20, 2013  07:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

While Yankess fans await his return ............Wait.............Now I'm a Yankess fan ???????????

Excuse me????

August 20, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Sorry Derek, but a broken down 39 year ols SS, holds no leverage. Take the 9.5 and learn to live with it.

August 20, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Jeter might have more physical leverage with the extra pounds he put on as a result of his walking boot, but I fail to see how that's going to help him in a contract negotiation.

August 20, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Jeter might have more physical leverage with the extra pounds he put on as a result of his walking boot, but I fail to see how that's going to help him in a contract negotiation.

August 20, 2013  08:22 AM ET

...a thought so nice, it was posted twice.

August 20, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Did I miss the part where it says why a 38 year old who has missed almost all season has leverage...?

August 20, 2013  08:22 AM ET

But.....but....it's JETAH!!!

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August 20, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Who wrote this? #2 has missed a complete season, is pushing 40, and by most sane observers, is never going to play the game at the same level he did just 2-3 years ago. Not knocking Derek, he has been the epitome of class and excellence throughout his years as a Yankee. This is just life, time catches up always.

Jeter has one contract left, and it will not be uber-lucrative.

August 20, 2013  08:47 AM ET

This article defies logic.

August 20, 2013  08:47 AM ET

This article defies logic.

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August 20, 2013  08:49 AM ET

I really hope they get this site fixed soon. Otherwise we will be seeing lots of double posts.

August 20, 2013  08:55 AM ET

This website is a mess this morning.

August 20, 2013  08:57 AM ET

He should be ban for life.

August 20, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I can't quote posts.

Also, on yesterday's threads, I cannot go past the first page.

Are this issues unique to me, or are you guys having them too?

August 20, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Same here Slinky.

 
August 20, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Morning all..... another NYY's thread.... ho hum.....

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