Putting a price on Jeter
Derek Jeter is hitting .271, and he's not concerned. His history tells you he'll bounce back. But if Jeter doesn't -- if he finishes the year with an on-base percentage in the .340 range -- his negotiations with the Yankees will be interesting, because undoubtedly there will be internal discussions raising this question: If the player's name wasn't Jeter, what would you offer a 36-year-old shortstop coming off a year in which he hit .271?
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