Derek Jeter’s first several months as CEO of the Miami Marlins have been tumultuous at best, and Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci sat down with Jeter to discuss the turmoil. As the face of the organization, Jeter has suffered most of the criticism for the overhaul that the new ownership group has initiated, from firing well-liked personnel to, most significantly, trading NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. Some of the controversy has surrounded the control Jeter exerts over the team despite what has been described as a small investment. Jeter says that reports of his investment have been inaccurate, and Verducci’s sources suggest that he has $37.9 million invested. As for the Stanton trade, both Jeter and president of baseball operations Michael Hill insist that their options were limited, and that such decisions belie Hill’s choice far more than Jeter’s.
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