When Derek Jeter’s team takes ownership of the Marlins in a few months — assuming they get approved — current president David Samson will be ousted from his role. That’s already a big piece of bad news for Samson. Even worse, when the news broke in August, he didn’t find out through a personal phone call or even text message. Instead, he learned of his upcoming dismissal in the worst possible way: a push notification from a news app on his phone.
Miami Marlins president David Samson officially learned of his ouster by the new ownership group by a “text alert,” according to sources – the kind someone might receive from sports websites that provide breaking news.
That news must have come as a surprise to Samson in the first place. According to Heyman, rumors had gone around that Jeter was considering keeping Samson in his role when the new leadership took over.
Evidently, Jeter decided against that, possibly after input from other MLB owners at league meetings in August. Jeter also hopes to slash the Marlins’ payroll, and Samson had a $4.7 million annual salary.