Derek Jeter has experienced a roller coaster ride over the last several months. The former New York Yankees star welcomed his third baby into the world with his wife Hannah in December. In early February, Jeter lost a great friend in former teammate Gerald Williams. Today, Derek announced that he would be moving on from his current job.
Jeter released a statement today announcing his resignation as CEO of the Miami Marlins. In his remarks, Jeter said that he will no longer have any association with the club. The Yankees great cited a vision for the future of the franchise that he doesn’t agree with.
“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. Through hard work, trust and accountability, we transformed every aspect of the franchise, reshaping the workforce, and developing a long-term strategic plan for success.
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.
My family and I would like to thank our incredible staff, Marlins fans, Marlins players, and the greater Miami community for welcoming us with open arms and making us feel at home. The organization is stronger today than it was five years ago, and I am thankful and grateful to have been a part of this team.”
Derek Jeter may not even get a chance to see his work come to fruition. MLB owners have locked players out over several issues, threatening the start of the season. Baseball could be in major trouble if things aren’t worked out. Jeter will have nothing to do with it either way.
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