Group led by Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman has purchased the Miami Marlins
There is a New sheriff In Miami and this time it isn’t Shaq! Former New York Yankee and future Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and his group have purchased the Miami Marlins.
Before the news conference formally announcing that the group led by Jeter and Bruce Sherman has purchased the Miami Marlins, No. 2 wrote that his No. 1 mission was to win.
“The way I see it, doing things the right way, over and over, leads to sustained success,” Jeter wrote. “I’m not just talking about wins and losses — winning games is very important to everyone — but also about developing a winning culture throughout the organization. That’s what is most important, and that journey starts today. It will not happen overnight. But our ownership group is focused on building a team that this community can be proud of.”
He did not touch on how that would happen and has insisted the rebuild will take time. Read into that what you will about Giancarlo Stanton, who slugged 59 home runs this season but owns a hefty contract.
“We do have to rebuild an organization,” Jeter told reporters, saying evaluations of all personnel will be conducted, which is especially interesting for Don Mattingly.
“I’m not coming in here thinking I know everything about team ownership. I do not. One thing I’m good at is knowing what I do not know.”
The Marlins tweeted out an image of Jeter at the office, two iPads at the ready, still looking oddly in mufti.
Jeter is no longer a Yankee — further illustrated by his charity losing the pinstripes from its logo — and is no longer a shortstop. And he says he’s getting to work.