Derek Jeter, Cliff Lee near free agency

Updated: November 6, 2010, 9:15 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When the clock strikes midnight late Saturday night, Derek Jeter will turn into a free agent.

Barring a last minute agreement, the 36-year-old Jeter will enter free agency for the first time in his career and will be able to negotiate with any of the major league teams. If Jeter can find a team that will give him close to what the New York Yankees will offer, he could create some leverage.

However, it is basically impossible to find anyone in baseball who thinks that there ...

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