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MLB 2010 Offseason: How Much Would You Pay for Babe Ruth?

the recent signings of free agents shortstop Derek Jeter (three years, $51 million guaranteed) and right fielder Jayson Werth (seven years, $126 million), I find myself scratching my head.

How is it that a 36-year-old shortstop, albeit a future Hall of Famer can receive a contract worth $17 million per season, and could reach a maximum of $65 million over four years? Have the Yankees not watched him for the past couple seasons?

Jeter hit a ridiculously low .270 this season with a measly 10 home runs and 67 RBI. I understand that he's a winner, and I understand that he is the heart and soul of the New York Yankees. Needlees to say, he's the "Captain!"

However, I don't see how rewarding him with a $17 million-a-year contract for past ...

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