Found November 02, 2013 on YanksinExile.com:
PLAYERS: Derek Jeter
TEAMS: New York Yankees
Yesterday was a conglomeration of differing reports on the Derek Jeter contract situation. There’s one thing we knew from the get-go: the New York Yankees gave Jeter a one-year, $12 million contract, instead of letting him decide between his $9.5 million option for 2014, and testing the free agent waters. The initial reports out of the major news outlets was that, despite the $2.5 million salary increase, that Jeter’s new contract would help ease the Yanks 2014 salary cap situation. Since then the reports have changed, saying that, according to sources familiar with how the salary cap works (what can you say, it’s a confusing little thing), Jeter’s new contract will actually hurt the team’s salary cap by roughly $2 million next year. So, of course, this begs the question: is it worth it? On the one hand, Jeter has been the face of the franchise for nearly his entire 19-year tenure. On the other hand, he’s aging (39), and coming off of an injured year. In just 17 gam...
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  • Free agent waters???? DJ was always going play his final ML season in Yankee Pinstripes....PERIOD!!! Just like the other 3 out of the Corp Four Derek will leave the game where he started. Only Pettite played for another team, Houston. Just like it was hard to see Mariano hang them up, it's gonna be just as hard to see DJ walk away.
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