Could it be that the great Derek Jeter contract negotiating saga of 2010 is almost at its end? According to reports, Jeter and the Yankees have agreed on a three-year deal worth between $15 million and $17 million a season.

The deal will also include a "tricky" option for a fourth year, linked to what happens across the three guaranteed years. Overall, the deal will be worth between $45-51 million; the terms of the fourth year will also determine the final salaries for the first three years. The deal won't become official until Jeter takes a physical. After the Jeter deal is completed, the Yankees can turn their attention fully toward pursuing ace Cliff Lee, and perhaps outfielder Carl Crawford. But we're just looking forward to closing the book on this near-disaster; content knowing that Mom and Dad were able to work it out.