Found November 02, 2013 on YanksinExile.com:
PLAYERS: Derek Jeter
TEAMS: New York Yankees
Pundits, fans, and everyone in between has an opinion on whether shortstop Derek Jeter will return to form – and health – in 2014. And so, too, do the New York Yankees. The team put their faith in the face of their franchise, electing to re-sign Jeter for $12 million for the upcoming season. Jeter had a player option for 2014, the final year of a four year contract, but his option was for just $9.5 million, after making $17 million in each of the three years prior. While early reports were that this would save the Yankees money in the luxury tax, that claim has since been rebutted. ESPN recently reported on the confusion, saying, “Although it was previously reported that Jeter’s new contract would help the Yankees toward their 2014 goal of cutting salaries below the $189 million threshold, his new deal adds to payroll because of how the luxury tax is calculated. If Jeter had picked up his option, his luxury tax number for next season would have been in th...
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