Derek Jeter says he had “no feelings” about trading Giancarlo Stanton to his former group and believes it was “the best deal” for the Marlins.
The Miami CEO, who skipped the Winter Meetings, pronounced on a Monday discussion call that there is zero he would’ve finished differently via the process. He combined that Stanton wanted to leave the team.
“It gives us flexibility,” Jeter pronounced of the understanding that sent the 28-year-old slugging outfielder to the Yankees. “We’re trying to fix something that is broken. I’m just as desirous as the fans.”
Yankees GM Brian Cashman pronounced Monday that he never dealt with Jeter during the Stanton talks, only Marlins boss of ball operations Michael Hill.
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Stanton, who led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBI last season, wasn’t meddlesome in being partial of the team’s rebuilding process. Jeter pronounced he told him, “We can build with or but you.”
Stanton nixed deals to St. Louis and San Francisco before waiving his no-trade proviso to promote a trade to New York. He is still due $295 million over the final 10 years of his mega-contract, and the Bombers will reportedly collect up $265 million. Stanton can opt out of his understanding after the 2020 season. He will make $77 million from 2018-2020, including $25 million next year.
“I have no feelings about trade him to the Yankees,” Jeter told reporters. “It was the best understanding for us.”
In return for Stanton, Miami perceived second baseman Starlin Castro, teenager joining right-handed pitcher Jorge Guzman and teenager joining infielder Jose Devers.
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Jeter disagreed with the idea that the Marlins perceived little back for the reigning 2017 NL MVP.
The ex-Yankee Captain has had a severe start given holding over the Marlins, having others do his firings for him while charity significantly reduction income to Mr. Marlin himself, Jeff Conine, who inaugurated to leave the organization. Although he didn’t show up at the Winter Meetings, it’s something Jeter says he was never formulation to do. It is for these reasons some are comparing him to former owners Jeffrey Loria.
The Marlins are reportedly $400 million in debt, and in the center of another register teardown by new ownership.
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