“The bottom line is, when you’re competing, you’re competing to win,” Jeter said. "We’ve taken on quite a challenge down there in Miami. We look at it as a huge opportunity. We believe in the fanbase in Miami. We believe in the organization that we’re building. We understand it’s going to take some time. I’ve said it before. I preach patience, even though I have none. It also takes a little time for the fan base to develop that trust for us. I can’t go down there and tell everyone to trust me. They don’t know me. It takes a little bit of time for that.
“One thing I said is, I’m not going to make any promises that I can’t keep. Every promise that we’ve made, we’ve kept so far. And, you know, look, I want to win as much as anyone. I didn’t get into this to lose. I could have stayed home and retired. Just ask my wife, she probably would be happier if I was at home every day and retired, but I got into this because I always wanted to give back to the game. And I wanted to build something that we can be proud of. That everyone in Miami could be proud of.”