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Derek Jeter: Have the Tides Turned for the New York Yankees Captain?

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One of the most beloved New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, has played his entire career in pinstripes and is tasting free agency for the first time. While the Yankees want Jeter back, the question is for how many years and at what price?

Currently, the Yankees are willing to offer him a three-year contract for $21 million per year, but Jeter is looking for a four or five year contract. At the age of 36, what does the captain have left to offer?

After a tremendous 2009 season where Jeter hit .334, he lowered his average 64 points in 2010, the final year of his 10 year, $189 million deal. His bat speed has seemed to diminish as his average fell 44 points below his career average of .314.

While playing for the Yankees, ...

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