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Derek Jeter: Swing Changes Are Paying Off, But Will He Bounce Back in 2011?

off the worst season in his 15-year career, Derek Jeter has a lot of questions to answer.

After an ugly contract negotiation, some questioned whether or not, at age 36, Jeter could still contribute offensively.

With Brett Gardner looking better and better with each full season, it's possible he could replace Jeter as the Yankees' leadoff hitter this season.

For now though, that role belongs to Jeter and he has every intention of keeping it that way.

Last season, Jeter batted just .270 with a .340 OBP, both career lows. Despite the off year, Jeter still managed to score more runs (111) than he did in 2009 (107) when the Yankees won the World Series, so he can still function as a leadoff hitter.

Then again, ...

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