He was not happy with the current direction of the franchise, and decided to part ways with the project he embraced just five years ago.
The fact he stepped down at this time speaks volumes about the Marlins: they won’t spend too much and will instead try to develop their prospects to compete.
Will they be able to pull that off?
It’s a discussion for another day, but Jeter, who had his first experience building rosters, executing trades and signing free agents, has a lot of free time now.
Yankees fans love Jeter: he was a beloved member of their last dynasty and was the epitome of class and dignity as a shortstop.
It’s not a coincidence that he was a first-ballot, near-unanimous Hall of Famer, and has the respect of players, fans, and media.
Fans Would Love To Have Jeter On The Yankees In Some Capacity
People are already toying with the idea of Jeter joining the Yankees’ organization eventually.
Of course, it’s not serious talk, but it’s nice to know he is still highly regarded in the Bronx.
Jimmy Randazzo of CBS Sports actually put together a really interesting series of job positions and “candidates” to fill them.
“Derek Jeter: GM. David Cone: Manager. Jorge Posada: Bench Coach. Paul O’Neill: Hitting Coach. Bernie Williams: First Base Coach. Luis Sojo: Third Base Coach. Mariano Rivera: Bullpen Coach. Hmmmm…..” Randazzo said.
Derek Jeter: GM
David Cone: Manager
Jorge Posada: Bench Coach
Paul O’Neill: Hitting Coach
Bernie Williams: First Base Coach
Luis Sojo: Third Base Coach
Mariano Rivera: Bullpen Coach
— Jimmy Randazzo (@JimmyRandazzo) February 28, 2022
All of those players were integral parts of the late 1990s dynasty, a period in which the Yankees won four World Series in a span of five years (1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000).
They are all heroes in the Bronx, especially Jeter, who went on to win another ring, in 2009.
It’s certainly an interesting concept for Yankees fans.