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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….

 


Friday, March 15, 2019

Starlin Castro among few veterans on young Marlins

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starlin Castro remains a veteran on a Miami Marlins’ team that has gone with youth.

“I don’t try to put it in my mind because that’s one thing I can’t control,” Castro said. “The thing that I can control is being here every day and doing my job.”

Acquired in the December 2017 trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton, Castro hit .278 with 12 homers and 54 RBIs last season.

Strange- given that he had one of the best years of his career last year, you’d think they would have traded him for some magic beans by now….

 


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….

 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Former Yankees star Jorge Posada is joining the Marlins. This is what he will be doing

The player who made the final out for the New York Yankees when they lost to the Marlins in the 2003 World Series is switching sides.

Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has been hired as a special advisor to baseball operations for the Marlins, a source confirmed.

Posada, who spent his entire 17-year major league career with the Yankees, is a friend and former teammate of Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter.

Arnold Johnson wasn’t this shameless when he was in the tank for the Yankees!


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Derek Jeter on Marlins low win projection: ‘I would take it as a slap in the face’

The 2019 Miami Marlins aren’t projected to win many games. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after the team traded catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Philadelphia Phillies last week.

Because of that, FanGraphs projects the Marlins to win just 65 games in 2019. When asked about that low win total, Jeter didn’t get angry or try to refute that number. He instead tried to use it as a motivational tactic for his current players.

Jeter said he would take that projection as a “slap in the face if I was a player.” He then added that players should always look to prove people wrong.

For those of you who’ve wanted to see a man with absolutely no sense of shame, look no further.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

‘Give us a chance’: Marlins make plea to fans entering 2019

MIAMI — The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team’s annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon.

When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.

Wearing new uniforms with the rebranded team logo, in a stadium that has gotten spruced-up since last season ended, some of the 2019 Miami Marlins gathered for the first time to greet fans and start hyping the new season. Pitchers and catchers report to the team’s spring training home in Jupiter on Wednesday.

All three of the Marlins’ remaining fans are sorry that they have reached this state.

 


 

 

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