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Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be the final season of his long and storied career. Jeter ranked seventh on ESPN New York's list of the 50 Greatest Yankees of all time, but now that his career is coming to an end, we're giving you the chance to give your take. Where does Jeter rank among the finest players to ever put on pinstripes?

The 20 Greatest Yankees

Yogi Berra

Bill Dickey

Joe DiMaggio

Whitey Ford

Lou Gehrig

Lefty Gomez

Ron Guidry

Reggie Jackson

Derek Jeter

Tony Lazzeri

Mickey Mantle

Don Mattingly

Thurman Munson

Andy Pettitte

Mariano Rivera

Phil Rizzuto

Alex Rodriguez

Red Ruffing

Babe Ruth

Bernie Williams

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Jeter to retire after 2014

Derek Jeter's long and storied career is coming to an end. The legendary Yankees shortstop posted a note on his Facebook page saying that the 2014 season will be his last. Jeter started off the lengthy post thanking fans for their support and said that his recent injuries and struggles made baseball start to feel like a job, and that feeling made him sure that it was about time to stop playing. He capped it off by promising fans he'd try to help the team win a World Series championship this season -- if he did manage to pull that off, it'd be his sixth title with the team.

  • How many more seasons could Derek Jeter perform at an elite level?

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  • Do you believe Derek Jeter when he says that 2014 will be his final season?

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  • Should Derek Jeter be a unanimous inductee to the Hall of Fame?

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  • How will the Yankees fare in 2014?

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  • Who was more important to the Yankees' success over the course of both their careers?

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  • Derek Jeter is currently 10th on the all-time hits list, three behind Paul Molitor. Where will he finish all-time if he plays a full season?

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A-Rod accepts suspension

The saga is -- it seems, at least -- over. After vowing to fight until the end, Alex Rodriguez finally dropped his lawsuit and accepted his MLB-imposed ban for the 2014 season. Rodriguez reportedly was concerned about the cost of fighting MLB (about $10 million in legal fees), and also about further damaging his relationship with the sport. Now he has his eyes on a 2015 return. He will be 39 when he comes back. What will come of all of it?

How do you feel about Alex Rodriguez accepting his suspension for the 2014 season?

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  • Can Alex Rodriguez ever repair his relationship with Major League Baseball?

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  • How much would Alex Rodriguez have helped the Yankees if he had been allowed to play in 2014?

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  • What type of player will Alex Rodriguez be in 2015?

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  • Did MLB treat Alex Rodriguez fairly?

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Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees rarely stand pat after missing the playoffs, and this year is no exception. They've signed Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract. Tanaka was the big free-agent prize this offseason -- a potentially dominant ace who is only 25 years old -- which likely made him too tempting a target for the Yankees to resist. The Yankees hope that Tanaka can improve a pitching staff that was 18th in baseball in ERA, and he'll be a good distraction from the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga.

  • What do you make of the Yankees signing Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal?

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  • What are you expecting out of Masahiro Tanaka in his first season in MLB?

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  • Which roster addition will have the biggest impact on the Yankees in 2014?

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  • When will the Yankees next be serious World Series contenders?

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  • Which team will win the AL East this season?

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  • How concerned would you be about Masahiro Tanaka's usage patterns in Japan? (160 pitches in Game 6 of the Japan Series, pitched in relief the next day)

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  • What's the Yankees' biggest need now that they have signed Masahiro Tanaka?

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  • What will be a bigger story for the Yankees this season?

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A-Rod suspended for '14 season

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season and postseason for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz handed down a ban for all of 2014 to the New York Yankees' third baseman, a reduction of MLB's original 211-game ban. However, Rodriguez can attend spring training due to a loophole in the suspension. Do you agree with the suspension? Have we seen the last of Alex Rodriguez?

What do you make of the arbitrator's decision to reduce Alex Rodriguez's original ban of 211 games to all of 2014 (regular season and postseason)?

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  • How surprised were you by the arbitrator's decision to reduce Alex Rodriguez's ban?

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  • What should the Yankees do if Alex Rodriguez shows up for spring training?

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  • What should Alex Rodriguez do?

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  • Would Alex Rodriguez be a productive player if he comes back for the 2015 season?

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