NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter address the media after a pregame ceremony honoring him and retiring his number 2 at Yankee Stadium on May 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Last week, it was reported that soon-to-be Marlins CEO and co-owner Derek Jeter fired front office special assistants Andre Dawson (Hall of Famer), Tony Perez (Hall of Famer), Jack McKeon (manager of Marlins’ 2003 title-winning team), and Jeff Conine (Mr. Marlin). Immediately getting rid of four Marlins legends — that were basically just serving as Marlins ambassadors in their front office roles — wasn’t a great look. And the worst part about it? Jeter asked the team president he’s firing, David Samson, to fire these people for him.

Well, it turns out Jeter has asked Samson to fire even more members of the Miami front office.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Jeter asked Samson to fire Marlins VP of player development Marc DelPiano, assistant GM Mike Berger, VP of player personnel Jeff McAvoy, and VP of pitching development Jim Benedict.

And Jeter, once again, asked outgoing Marlins president David Samson to fire the employees for him, according to a source.

Jeter asked Samson to dismiss vice president of player development Marc DelPiano, assistant general manager Mike Berger, vice president/player personnel Jeff McAvoy and vice president/pitching development Jim Benedict. All were informed by Samson in recent days.

FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman has confirmed the news:

Jackson says the DelPiano dismissal is the most surprising, and that DelPiano “had worked in the past two years to help establish a new culture within the Marlins’ minor league operations.”

But as I said last week, it’s hardly surprising when a new ownership comes in and cleans house in the front office. That part of this whole story is at least understandable. What *isn’t* understandable — or, at least what’s quite lame and a bad way to make a first impression — is asking a guy you’re firing to do all these firings for you. Tell these people yourself, Jeter.

[Miami Herald]

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