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Jeter Already Talking Like a Baseball Owner

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Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter speaks with members of the media at Marlins Park on Oct. 3, 2017, in Miami, Florida. (Tom DiPace via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 October 2017 02:33 PM

Derek Jeter is already talking like a baseball owner, declining to give details about the future of home-run king Giancarlo Stanton with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday and describing the difficult times ahead in rebuilding an organization, according to Miami Patch.

Stanton is coming off of a historic season for the Marlins, hitting 59 home runs and driving in 132 runs as well, making him a likely winner of the National League most valuable player award, noted Miami Patch.

Jeter and controlling owner Bruce Sherman led an investment group that made the $1.2 billion purchase of the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria, which had eight straight losing seasons in Miami, Patch stated.

When reporters asked about the future of the team's biggest star and his hefty $325 million contract, Jeter was noncommittal.

"Unbelievable season. I don't know him well," Jeter said of Stanton, according to the Miami Herald. "I haven't spoken to the players. I haven't spoken to him. Anything we're going to do moving forward with the organization, I will discuss with (president/baseball operations) Mike Hill."

While Jeter talked about starting over with the Marlins, Stanton told the website FanRag Sports that he wants no part of another rebuilding project.

"I don't want to rebuild," Stanton told FanRag Sports last month. "I've lost for seven years."

Jeter said Tuesday that he also planned to be a hands-on owner and that he believed the Marlins will be able to return fans to the ballpark, the Herald reported.

"You have to be present and involved," Jeter said, according to the newspaper. "I don’t think people would respect me if I wasn't here.

"We believe in this market. We believe in the fan base. We are focused on bringing the fans back. We want to build an organization that is sustainable over time. We will build this organization based on integrity, honor, hard work.... We want to hear from the fans. The fans are our No. 1 priority," Jeter added.

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Derek Jeter is already talking like a baseball owner, declining to give details about the future of home-run king Giancarlo Stanton with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday and describing the difficult times ahead in rebuilding an organization, according to Miami Patch.
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