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The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 2013 headlines. The Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series. But neither -- at the moment -- figures to be among the biggest stories of 2014. Not with the AL West packed, Alex Rodriguez's appeal still up in the air and the new commissioner to be chosen -- among many other things. Check out Buster Olney's top 10 storylines for the new year Insider and rank them according to your interest level. Simply click on the images to submit your ballot!

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Top 2014 MLB Storylines

AL West race

AL West race

Will the A's repeat? Will the Rangers bounce back? Or will the Angels and Mariners have something to say about it?

A-Rod resolution

A-Rod resolution

Will his 211-game suspension be upheld?

Expanded replay

Expanded replay

How much will it change the game?

Jeter's future

Jeter's future

How much does he have left?

Kershaw, Scherzer

Kershaw, Scherzer

Will the Cy Young winners and free-agents-to-be stay in their respective cities?

Mattingly's job status

Mattingly's job status

Is Don Mattingly a Dodger for good?

Milestones

Milestones

Albert Pujols could reach 500 HR (he's at 492), 1,500 RBIs (1,498) and 1,500 runs (1,425). Alex Rodriguez is closing in on 3,000 hits (2,939) and 2,000 RBIs (1,969).

New MLBPA head

New MLBPA head

What will the future be like under new leader Tony Clark?

Selig's successor

Selig's successor

Is Rob Manfred the man?

Tipping points

Tipping points

Will the Phillies, Royals, Diamondbacks and Orioles trend upward or downward?

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Jeter hits DL, season likely over

His season was not as tumultuous as a certain Yankee teammate's, but Derek Jeter's 2013 is a year to forget. And it's over -- "effectively," says New York GM Brian Cashman -- after No. 2 made his third trip to the DL on Wednesday, still struggling with injuries related to a broken ankle. Jeter, 39, hit just .190 with one home run in 17 games this season, splitting time between shortstop and DH. What does the future hold for the captain?

How many more seasons will Derek Jeter play?

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  • Will Derek Jeter ever be an everyday player for the Yankees again?

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  • If he returns, what should the Yankees do with Derek Jeter next season?

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  • Will the Yankees make the playoffs this season?

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  • Which aging team is better positioned for the future?

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There were two elephants in the room with Alex Rodriguez in his season debut on Monday night -- the pressure of getting his first hit out of the way after such a long absence, and that whole suspension thing. Fortunately for A-Rod, the first elephant is gone, as he singled in his first at-bat. The second one, however, will be there for quite some time. It's something of an odd sight, seeing Rodriguez playing as though everything is normal when he's one dropped appeal from being persona non grata until 2015. Yankees fans are presented with something of a dilemma: Say A-Rod hits a walk-off home run in an important game. Would cheering be appropriate? Maybe they could settle on polite applause.


Suspended man walking

The remainder of this season could be the last time Alex Rodriguez suits up in a major league uniform for a very long time.

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How do you feel about the Yankees' decision to play Alex Rodriguez during his appeal?

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Cheer or boo?

Rodriguez received boos from White Sox fans on Monday night, but his being booed by opposing crowds is nothing new.

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Will Alex Rodriguez receive more cheers than boos from Yankee fans at any point this season?

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Jeter or A-Rod?

Derek Jeter's season has been progressing in fits and starts, while Rodriguez, though under the cloud of a lengthy suspension, seems to have made a full recovery.

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Derek Jeter is back on the DL due to a strained calf. Who will contribute more to the Yankees this season?

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Derek Jeter returns to DL

Just when the Yankees were finally getting good news on the injury front with the imminent return of slugger Alex Rodriguez, the Bronx Bombers received another blow when they placed Derek Jeter back on the DL retroactive to July 12, just one game into his return after suffering a broken ankle last season. New York could use the help of the face of the Yankees, as shortstop continues to be the team's least productive position.

  • How worried should Yankees fans be about Derek Jeter going on the 15-day DL with a quadriceps strain?

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  • The Yankees will have 59 games remaining when Derek Jeter is eligible to come off the DL. How many games will he play?

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  • How many more seasons will Derek Jeter play?

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  • Who will help the Yankees more this season?

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  • How many more years does Derek Jeter have left as an elite player?

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  • Will the Yankees make the playoffs?

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Derek Jeter has been an excellent hitter for a long time, so it's no surprise that he's pretty high up on the list of Major League Baseball's career leaders in hits. He's in some esteemed company; nearly every player on the list is a Hall of Famer, and the one that isn't is out for off-field reasons. Jeter's ultimate position on the list is still in flux, but can you name the top 20? Take our quiz now!

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