Top Derek Jeter Replacement Options as the End of an Era Hits Yankees

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Top Derek Jeter Replacement Options as the End of an Era Hits Yankees
Chris Schneider/Associated Press
Ramirez could be the top SS available on the free agent market next offseason.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday, via his Facebook page, that he'll retire after the 2014 season.

While this isn't a huge surprise considering he'll be 40 years old and played in only 17 games during an injury-plagued 2013, the Yankees can now know without any doubt that the Jeter era is coming to an end and will be seeking his replacement next offseason. 

The timing couldn't have been better for the Yankees as the free-agent market for shortstops could be extremely deep after the season—especially compared to this offseason—and chances are high that they'll land a very good player to be Jeter's successor.

Here are 10 options to inherit Jeter's longtime title of Yankees shortstop. 

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