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Captain at a contract crossroads

Jeter's 2013 could bring a payday, a pay cut or -- gasp -- a new uniform in 2014

Updated: January 10, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

To quote a famous source from negotiations past, someone will have to take a swig from the "reality potion" at the end of 2013.

However Derek Jeter's season finishes, it will end with a contractual dilemma. The contentious negotiations from November of 2010 concluded with a three-year contract and a player option for Jeter. With the Captain regressing at the time, the $8 million option for 2014, plus incentives, seemed like a soft landing spot at the end of a legendary career.

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