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Ah, a franchise the understands that locking in your best players is good business as opposed to dumb franchises **coughmarlinscough** that trade them in bad deals. 

 

Ah, a fan who doesn't understand that even with all those best players the team didn't win.

 

 

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Yelich wanted out, there's a difference here. Don't act like we traded Yelich just to trade him.

 

There are players in MLB who would rather be on playoff contenders but aren’t because their team holds on to them because they are:

 

A) Very good 

 

and 

 

B) in a club friendly contract

 

it’s still too soon to declare a definitive winner in the trade but no one put a gun to Jeters head and said “trade Yelich or DIE” (at least I don’t think so I wasn’t in the room when they traded him).  

 

 

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There are players in MLB who would rather be on playoff contenders but aren’t because their team holds on to them because they are:

 

A) Very good 

 

and 

 

B) in a club friendly contract

 

it’s still too soon to declare a definitive winner in the trade but no one put a gun to Jeters head and said “trade Yelich or DIE” (at least I don’t think so I wasn’t in the room when they traded him).  

 

Do you want someone playing on the team that doesn't want to be here, though? Honestly? Cause I sure don't.

 

 

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Do you want someone playing on the team that doesn't want to be here, though? Honestly? Cause I sure don't.

 

Yelich would have gotten over it after a few weeks.  He would have played hard every game.  No player wants to tarnish their career numbers or diminish their value in the future because they’re mad their organization decided to rebuild.  

 

There was was no rush to move Yelich. 

 

 

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Yelich would have gotten over it after a few weeks.  He would have played hard every game.  No player wants to tarnish their career numbers or diminish their value in the future because they’re mad their organization decided to rebuild.  

 

Gary Sheffield with the Brewers. Case closed.

 

 

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Jeter said in an interview with Mish he never spoke with Yelich directly. 

 

There was not even a "You're a great player and I know you don't like these moves, now but this why it will be better for you in the long run'' conversation.

 

There is no way a CEO of a baseball team with years of experience running a team could have made this mistake and rushed.......wait

 

No way Jeter's arrogance (checks how he dealt with Yankees front office) could have played a part of trying to work with Yelich.

 

No way a GM who is just a yes man because most feel he shouldn't have this job could have said "he is too good and his contract is too team friendly to trade"

 

You can argue the direction of the franchise all you want, but this move looks more like the Miggy everyday.

 

The Jeter sheep need to stop looking in the mirror and saying "we are the Astros 10000 times"  because it doesn't make our cheap tank job the same.

 

Owners don't have to talk with players. That's a GM thing. Some do, yes, but many don't. This is only a problem for some because it's Jeter. If the random no name owner of the Pirates or Reds does this nobody bats an eye... but Derek Jeter is said to not speak with a player directly and everybody loses their minds.

 

 

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Owners don't have to talk with players. That's a GM thing. Some do, yes, but many don't. This is only a problem for some because it's Jeter. If the random no name owner of the Pirates or Reds does this nobody bats an eye... but Derek Jeter is said to not speak with a player directly and everybody loses their minds.

 

But in an organization such as the Marlins where everyone was wondering what a very high-profile owner was going to do against the history of fire sales, often bizarre contracts, etc.  I would think a competent ownership group would meet with arguably their best player (especially when you combine both performance and contract) to lay it out for him as to what their ultimate plans are, how they're going to differ from Loria's crew, what to expect in the next year, 2 years, and beyond.  It really does appear Jeter let his ego get the best of him and leaving that whole sad ordeal to be just thrown out there via tweets, articles, etc. Honestly, what would it really have taken to have a sit down with Yelich some afternoon or even over dinner somewhere to hash things out a bit? 

 

I like most of the changes they've made to the "fan experience" so far but I'll never agree to how they handled the whole transition period between ownership groups.  I'm sure they'll be owners of the team for a bit longer though so they'll have some more time to show they actually want to improve the onfield product as well and possibly keep some of their star players - assuming some of these kids actually pan out and become legit stars.

 

 

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