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Jeter: "We can’t continue to run the organization how it’s been run."


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“We need to make adjustments, and we can’t continue to run the organization how it’s been run. So we have to change that. If we were going to run the organization the way it was run before, we wouldn’t have bought it.”

 

Jeter noted the Marlins haven’t been to the playoffs since 2003 and haven’t fielded a winning team since 2009.

 

“That’s unacceptable,” he said. “That’s unacceptable to the ownership group. It’s unacceptable to the fan base. But every team has to go through a period where they have to build and we’re in that position right now.”

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article184759303.html

 

 

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Except conducting a firesale is exactly what the past ownership groups did. So we're supposed to trust Jeter to finally do it the right way, while he's still employing Loria's GM? No thanks.

 

Also, conducting a massive sell-off is the absolute wrong way to endear yourself to a city tired of sell-offs. The right move was to send a strong message in word and action that they were investing in the team. Instead, they seem to have no PR plan and are again trading away a franchise player. This is a disaster.

 

 

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 So we're supposed to trust Jeter to finally do it the right way?

 

Um, yeah. That's exactly the point. Jeter isn't doing a "fire sale" to save money as Huizenga and Loria did. Jeter is getting rid of expensive contracts because we're losing money and it's not financially responsible to continue to lose money. So yes the plan is to shed the big salaries and do whatever it takes to build a competitive team while also increasing revenues over time. If done correctly then they add to the payroll when the time is right and when we're not losing money left and right.

 

Yes most of this is through blind faith but there is nothing we can do now except hope, wait, and trust.

 

Or, as many will also do, you can also stop following the team and just show up the day they clinch their next playoff berth while acting like you never left.

 

Take your pick.

 

 

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conducting a massive sell-off is the absolute wrong way to endear yourself to a city tired of sell-offs. The right move was to send a strong message in word and action that they were investing in the team.

 

I'd agree with this if we weren't losing so much money. If we're losing money that's the FIRST thing that needs to be fixed. If it takes another fire sale to do it then so be it but then from there stick to the plan and build a winner and then the people will come out. 

 

 

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We will have to see how things fall into place by the end of the off-season, but Jeter's strategy, as revealed thus far, does seem kind of out of the Loria playbook.

 

The Marlins do need a fire sale but this alleged desire to retain Ozuna seems like something Loria would do.

 

Time will tell. 

 

no its not what loria would do.  Loria would make a move for an overpriced free agent pitcher to try to make a mediocre team competitive.  Cutting payroll does not automatically mean a team trying to do a firesale.  This is the way to build teams nowadays.  You break it down and build it up right after a few years of rebuildin to have a sustainable, consistent winner.  This isnt 1998 or 2005 style rebuild.

 

 

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The team needs a fire sale and keeping Ozuna without Stanton is terrible way to build a winner. And a total Loria move.

 

This isn't a 2005 style rebuild mostly because the big contracts are tied up in a handful of players only. And several of those are dead weight contracts because players like Chen, Volquez, and Prado have been battling injuries. Otherwise they'd totally be dumped a la 2005 or 2012.

 

who said anything about keeping Ozuna without stanton?  

 

 

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• But Jeter has never experienced a losing season in professional baseball.

 

How tough is that going to be to have to have patience?

 

“You’re assuming we’re going to lose,” he said. “I don’t assume. I don’t think anyone says that the World Series is an unrealistic goal.”

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article184818548.html

 

 

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