MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 03: Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter speak with members of the media at Marlins Park on October 3, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Former New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter has been a part of baseball operations for the Miami Marlins since 2017 as part of a 16-person investment group that bought the team. Things haven’t exactly gone to plan with Jeter as the team’s CEO, as they have yet to have a winning season since.

That’s perhaps part of why Jeter announced on Monday that he will be stepping down from his position with the Marlins, as well as selling his minority stake in the organization.

Jeter cited a difference in his vision for the future of the team as one of the big reasons he decided to step down.

The former shortstop has overseen a number of questionable moves under his watch, including trading Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and former MVP Christian Yelich. The organization went 218-327 during his four years as CEO, quite the difference from the success he had as a player with the Yankees.

This shocking news of Jeter’s departure from the team led many on social media to criticize Jeter for his time with the organization.

While many fans certainly seem happy that Jeter is out of the organization, some players on the Marlins feel differently about the situation. Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas posted this heartfelt message thanking Jeter for his time with the team.

Given the state of the Marlins under Jeter’s watch, it might be best that both parties are moving on as the team attempts to rebuild and compete with the defending champion Atlanta Braves and the rest of the National League.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.