Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins have decided to mutually part ways. He will step down as CEO effective immediately per sources.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) February 28, 2022
Jeter released a statement after the news became public, saying, “Today I am announcing that the Miami Marlins and I are officially ending our relationship and I will no longer serve as CEO nor as a shareholder in the Club. We had a vision five years ago to turn the Marlins franchise around, and as CEO, I have been proud to put my name and reputation on the line to make our plan a reality.” He added, “That said, the vision for the future of the franchise is different than the one I signed up to lead. Now is the right time for me to step aside as a new season begins.”
We wonder how Jeter’s vision of the club differed from the other owners; perhaps they wanted to win games.
There’s no word on whether or not Jeter left them a gift basket.
Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Marlins are +6000 to win the 2022 World Series.