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Derek Jeter On His Next Contract

Unsurprisingly, Derek Jeter's news conference today broke little ground.  MLB.com's Bryan Hoch has the choice quotes from the Yankees' shortstop:

"This is the only organization I've ever wanted to play for.  I've never envisioned myself playing anywhere else. Hopefully I don't have to.  I've never been a free agent, and I've never wanted to be a free agent."

Jeter will not discuss his contract again publicly.  The one interesting note to come out of the conference was that Jeter had his agent Casey Close reach out to the Yankees over the winter but was told the team will stick to their policy and discuss contracts after the season.

So far this winter we've seen writers toss around Jeter contract estimates ranging from three years and $60MM to four years and $100MM.  He'll turn 37 during the 2011 season.








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