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New York Yankees: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Derek Jeter?

Derek Jeter be underpaid at $10 million a year for the next three years? Could he be worth as much as $20 million a year over that time span. Does the Yankees' offer of $15 million per adequately cover both possible contingencies?

The answer is that it's hard to know for sure because Jeter is something of a wildcard. According to Fan Graphs, he was worth only about $10 million in 2010, after having been worth over $30 million in 2009, putting him in MVP territory. And these basically represent extreme values over his whole career.

In 2009, Jeter was uncharacteristically an asset on defense (relative to other shortstops). This was accompanied a banner offensive year, with a .334 batting average, and 18 home runs, close to career highs. In 2010, ...

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