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Derek Jeter Can Demand Contract Increase with Big 2013 Season

Jeter will be playing the 2013 season with dollar signs flashing before his eyes.

Entering his 19th season as the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees, Jeter is owed $17 million in this final year of guaranteed top dollar on his current contract.

Although Jeter has an $8 million player option for 2014, considering his 2012 season, (.313 batting average, 216 hits, 15 home runs) that figure pales as nothing more than an afterthought now. Jeter also holds a $3 million buyout option for 2014.

By exercising his 2014 player option, the then 39-year-old Jeter would be agreeing to a huge pay cut, a move (by the numbers) that simply does not make any sense. For Jeter, the future is now—based ...

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