Derek Jeter needs to put his ego aside

Are these The Captain's final days in pinstripes? Not if he's as smart as we think he is

Updated: October 5, 2010, 12:01 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Derek Jeter could have the postseason of his life for the New York Yankees, starting Wednesday, but it won't materially affect his upcoming contract negotiations. Anyone inclined to cue the foreboding opera music and try selling the idea that these could be Jeter's last few weeks in pinstripes has to connect a lot of dots and presume: (A) Jeter or the Yankees have some hard contract numbers in mind that (B) one side will find so unreasonable that (C) Jeter forgets all the romance of retiring a ...

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