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The solution to the Derek Jeter saga

The Yankees and their captain need to get a deal done, and here's how they can do it

Updated: November 30, 2010, 10:23 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees' first offer to Derek Jeter was not for three years and $45 million, but for three years and a figure south of that. So yes, the Yankees have increased the value of their bid in an attempt to keep the captain from pulling a Michael Jordan and putting his golden years in the unworthy hands of the Washington Wizards.

Or the Toledo Mud Hens, as Hank Steinbrenner might suggest.

Only coming off a $189 million contract, Jeter wants another score in excess of $100 ...

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