I recently gave my AL-only co-owner my projected keeper list. He was hedgy about protecting Derek Jeter for a second straight year at $35. I'm a Yankees fan and am now left wondering if I, and many others, are overvaluing Jeter's worth. My esteemed partner said he respects Jeter for his "big plays," but that those same big plays don't equate to big-time stats. He said can we afford to pay $35 for 15-20 HR, 75 RBI, 20-30 steals guy? Now, I hve a few arguements for that: 1 being I am a Yankees fan, and I would enjoy having him, 2., and more tangible, he's the fourth best shortstop in the AL and Nomar, Rodriguez and Tejada are all being protected this year. Also , doesn't he have the potential to hit .340, 25 HR, 100 RBI, 40 steals? And, in a New York Yankees market, wouldn't he be inflated in my league? That's in addition to the normal 30 percent inflation we realize in a 15-player 12 team keeper league. Help me out here.