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The Derek Jeter backdrop: No winners

Even with conversations, does the old shortstop fit into the new-look Yankees?

Originally Published: December 1, 2010
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen. -- J. Enoch Powell, British politician and historian

Since spring training and through the regular season, as Derek Jeter was playing out the last year of his contract, it was so impossible to even contemplate the Yankees shortstop not wearing pinstripes that the Jeter narrative didn't waver even as his average dropped and his age climbed: He isn't going anywhere. A new contract is a formality. He is ...

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