Monday, December 11, 2017

Sporting News: Derek Jeter's short time as Marlin's exec has eroded his baseball reputation

Across 20 seasons as a player on baseball’s largest stage, Derek Jeter’s performance on the field and how he handled himself off it appeared innately effortless. But as a newly minted part-owner/executive/CEO with the Marlins, Jeter has come across as someone lacking an intrinsic business acumen.

Jeter has fired long-time popular staffers from all levels and departments within the Marlins organization — including a scout suffering from cancer — and is set to pare down payroll with the league’s reigning MVP, Giancarlo Stanton, the lead domino.

The moves have, at least temporarily, shaken his place atop the baseball pedestal and tarnished a public reputation that was previously near-flawless.

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