Jeter decided to step down as the leading baseball person in the Marlins, and has also sold his ownership stake, signaling the end of his tenure with the Fish.
Manfred thanked Jeter for his service to the Marlins and baseball as a whole, noting that “Derek is a winner on and off the field.”
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“In addition to his valuable contributions as a front office executive, Derek was a highly respected voice on our Diversity and Competition Committees. He helped build a talented front office with the Marlins, including moving the game forward by hiring women in top roles in the Club’s baseball operations and executive leadership, and a foundation that has positioned the Marlins for long-term success. Derek is a pillar of our game and we look forward to his future contributions to Baseball,” Manfred said in his statement.
Disagreements Between The Marlins’ Ownership Group And Jeter
Jeter was part of the ownership group that purchased the Marlins back in September 2017.
Jeter, a known winner, was hoping the franchise was ready to finally contend, with everything that comes with for an MLB franchise.
The Marlins’ ownership group had some financial disagreements with Jeter, and that apparently led to the two parties splitting and going separate ways.
Manfred’s public persona is not at its smoothest or highest point when it comes to perception, but at least he took some time to recognize Jeter’s accomplishments in Miami.