by Ian O'Connor. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011by Ron KaplanYou wouldn't think Derek Jeter would be the cause of any headaches for the New York Yankees. An 11-time All-Star, 1996 American League Rookie of the Year, presumptive first-round Hall of Famer. A .313 lifetime batting average with 236 home runs and 1,146 runs batted in. And, unless something goes drastically wrong, about to become the only player to accrue 3,000 hits for the Bronx Bombers.

But the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2010 season presented a problem for the team: What to do with him? Should they give a 37-year-old shortstop with diminishing skills the long-term contract he wants to end his career in the sacred pinstripes, or do they risk the enmity of their fans for allowing him to sign with another...

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