Found November 04, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
Back in March, before the 2013 season got underway, there was cautious optimism for Derek Jeter. He was suffering from what was thought of at the time to be mild ankle inflammation, and was expected to be back in the lineup "sooner rather than later." At the time I wondered what would happen if his return wasn't sooner. I was specifically interested to see what would happen at the end of the season if he had failed to be a productive member of the team. How would the Yankees react to his 2014 player option? I guessed that there wasn't much they could react to, since it would be out of their hands. They would have no choice but to hand over, what was at the time, $8 million for 2014. Then the news came down late last week that the Yankees gave him a raise. Instead of the $9 million option, Derek Jeter, who played all of 17 games in 2013, will be making $12.2 million in 2014. The raise doesn't bother me, really. After all, what's $3.2 million to the New York ...
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