Derek Jeter: Does He Have Any Leverage in Public War with Yankees?

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Derek Jeter: Does He Have Any Leverage in Public War with Yankees?
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Derek Jeter isn't budging on his contract demands, and the New York Yankees don't appear to be willing to cave anytime soon.

It's no surprise that the "Captain's" contract talks have gone public, but few expected negotiations to go public this early in the process.

Despite coming off the worst season of his career, Jeter still has more value than any other shortstop that the Yankees would be able to land in the offseason.

But does Hank Steinbrenner really want to break the bank to retain a player on the downside of his career?

Apparently not.

Steinbrenner told the Associated Press he wants to keep Jeter at a reasonable price and added that he doesn't feel like the Yankees owe him anything.

As the negotiations continue to go public, let's take a look at exactly how much leverage Derek Jeter has in his quest to get paid one final time.

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