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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly’s future as manager

MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn’t ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season.

“There hasn’t been a decision yet,” Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. “To be honest with you, we’ve been so focused on the trade deadline and see what we could do with it.”

“At the end of every year, we sit down and evaluate all members of the organization, whether it’s the manager, coaches, player development, scouting, front office,” he said.

Mattingly is in the final year of a four-year contract. The former Dodgers manager was hired by ex-owner Jeffrey Loria prior to the 2016 season.

On the one hand, Jeter clearly isn’t the loyal sort- but, on the other hand, he seems to be running out of people willing to serve as henchmen….

 


Monday, July 29, 2019

SI.com: Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Are Heading for a Bleak Period

There’s a chance, then, that 2021 could be another one-man BBWAA class, this time in the person of Schilling. Bonds and Clemens have an outside chance of joining him, but the better bet that year is Omar Vizquel, who has steadily climbed since debuting on the ballot in 2018 and finished with 42.8% of the vote last year. A relatively uncontroversial candidate, Vizquel is a favorite among the older crowd, earning more votes on private ballots than those publicly released, and has an easy hook as one of the best defensive shortstops of all time.

DanG Posted: July 29, 2019 at 03:55 PM | 180 comment(s)
  Beats: bbwaa, derek jeter, hall of fame, hof ballot

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Baseball Hall of Famers considering boycotting Derek Jeter’s induction

Derek Jeter didn’t make many enemies while playing shortstop for the New York Yankees for 20 seasons.

It’s been a much different story in his less than two years as the leader of the Miami Marlins ownership group.

Since taking over the team in 2017, Jeter has garnered animosity through many of his business and baseball-related decisions. And one of those decisions may lead to two Baseball Hall of Famers boycotting Jeter’s surefire induction during the summer of 2020.

Those two men are Andre Dawson and Tony Perez. Both were part of a group of special assistants, along with Marlins legends Jack McKeon and Jeff Conine, that were unceremoniously fired during Jeter’s first round of house cleaning. And both are still harboring ill-will over how the situation was handled.

On the bright side, this sort of thing might swing a few BBWAA voters to not include Jeter on their ballot, and injuring his ego like that is a wonderful thing….

 

QLE Posted: July 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: andre dawson, derek jeter, hall of fame, tony perez

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Rosenthal: Derek Jeter’s right-hand man is tearing up a franchise and creating enemies along the way – The Athletic

He wanted the dogs out of the clubhouse. No, it was worse than that. Gary Denbo, the Marlins’ vice president of player development and scouting, could not tolerate the dogs, who had been a popular part of the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ scene since August 2006, fetching bats, carrying buckets of balls to the plate umpire, running the bases after every game.

The dogs are such a phenomenon that the bucket of the late Miss Babe Ruth, a Labrador Retriever who once worked 638 consecutive home games, is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But Denbo, making an unannounced visit to the Marlins’ Low-A affiliate in June 2018, was not interested in upholding tradition. He took one look at the two dog kennels in the clubhouse and demanded that they be removed, berating a clubhouse attendant, a longtime employee of the team who is in his 50s.

The exchange was the breaking point in the Marlins’ 16-year relationship with Greensboro, according to the team’s president and general manager, Donald Moore, who said he simply could not work with Denbo. Moore subsequently made a deal with the Pirates’ organization, and the Marlins settled for a much less advantageous affiliation in Clinton, Iowa, where the ballpark is considered outdated and remote.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 07, 2019 at 07:57 AM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, marlins, pay site

At 9-24, Marlins could be headed for worst season yet

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins are better than this.

If he’s wrong, the woebegone franchise is headed for its worst season yet.

The Marlins began the week with the worst record in the majors at 9-24 (.274), which put them on pace to finish 44-118. That’s bad, even for a franchise that hasn’t had a winning season since 2009 and hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003.

Manager Don Mattingly said he tells his players to stay positive, but “it’s hard to say everything is great when you’re 9-and-whatever,” he said. “I don’t even know what we are. I know it’s not very good. It’s not a great feeling.”

An article considering just how low the Marlins can go….

 


Saturday, May 04, 2019

Marlins CEO Jeter says he’s unhappy with team’s awful start

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins’ performance, attendance and business operations have been a problem.

Shadows at Marlins Park don’t bother him, however.

Speaking to the media Friday for the first time since the season began, Jeter said he’s unhappy with the team’s awful start and confirmed a recent shake-up on the organization’s business side.

However, the Marlins CEO and former New York Yankees shortstop shrugged off complaints by the Washington Nationals that visibility was dangerously poor at a recent 1 p.m. game at Marlins Park with the retractable roof open.

Strange- I always thought narcissists owned lots of mirrors….

 


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Derek Jeter on trading Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich: ‘We’re fixing something that wasn’t working’

Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter has turned the team over quite a bit since taking over. When Jeter’s group first assumed control, the Marlins were blessed with talented youngsters like Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. A few months later, those players were gone.

Why did Jeter feel it was necessary to make those moves? Because that core wasn’t winning.

Jeter sat down with Harold Reynolds of MLB Network to discuss those initial moves. Jeter tells Reynolds the team was struggling with those players, and that the ownership group was “fixing something that wasn’t working.”

One gets the feeling he spoke with Harold Reynolds because no one else would let him get away with that bulljive and bunkum….

 


Sunday, March 24, 2019


Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Derek Jeter wants Marlins fans to focus on the experience, not wins and losses

Derek Jeter knows the Miami Marlins aren’t going to be a good team in 2019. Instead of trying to go out and add talented players who are still sitting on the market, Jeter is opting for a bold, new strategy: Act like you’re a minor-league team.

Attending Marlins games shouldn’t be about who wins or who losses the game this season. It should be about whether you had a good experience, Jeter told WPLG in Miami.

“This is professional sports, and I feel bad for even saying this, but it’s impossible to win every single game. But one thing you always remember is the experience you had while you were at the park. We want it to be a positive experience. We want people to enjoy themselves, and look, a lot of times people come [and] they don’t know who won or lost, sometimes they don’t even know who was playing, but they do know if they had a good experience and that’s what we’re focusing on.”


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Andy Pettitte Turned Down Derek Jeter’s Offer to Join Marlins and Picked Yankees Instead

​It’s not a surprise when a team decides to a hire an iconic former member of their franchise as a special adviser. That’s exactly what the ​New York Yankees announced on Monday when they ​brought Andy Pettitte aboard.

It didn’t come without some competition, however, as the Derek Jeter-led Miami Marlins tried to hire Pettitte to their own front office. The longtime MLB starter eventually turned him down and went to the Yankees.

On top of having no connection to Miami, it appears that Pettitte has a cushy job with the Yanks to count on. General manager Brian Cashman tried to explain his role as an adviser, but it sounds like a “do what you want, when you want” kind of gig.

And, of course, the side benefit of being able to keep one’s dignity, which employment with the Marlins seems to tend to take away awfully quick….

 


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jorge Posada on joining Marlins: ‘Perfect timing’

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A black cap with the Miami Marlins’ new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada’s graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees.

But Posada switched allegiances to return to the majors, and he’s at spring training as a special adviser to his close friend and former teammate, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter.

“Perfect timing,” Posada said Monday. “Derek approached me sometime in January and said, ‘Do you want to get back in the game?’ I said, ‘Yeah!’”

Based on this, it would appear that Jorge Posada can out-deadpan Steven Wright.

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, detectives believe alcohol was involved, jorge posada, marlins

 

 

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