Derek Jeter Might Be an MLB Owner Soon

The Miami Marlins are for sale and Derek Jeter is apparently in the market for a Major League team:

Former New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter has expressed interest in bidding for the team, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. He is being represented in talks with Marlins president David Samson by veteran Wall Street executive and former Morgan Stanley brokerage chief Gregory Fleming, who now runs his own investment banking boutique, the people say.

This makes sense. Jeter strikes me as a guy who wants nothing to do with baseball unless he wants something to do with baseball. Meaning, he loves the game but after dedicating his life to it for so long he wants a relationship that he can turn on and off like a light switch. Being an owner would definitely provide that opportunity.

This is probably an “oh, shit” scenario for players too. Never know when the big boss is going to come down and embarrass you during batting practice. Or maybe pick a ball in short-left field and throw it across the diamond in his patented jump throw. Have fun asking for a raise when your boss is better at baserunning than you.

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