The Miami Marlins are a steaming pile of garbage after the team’s new ownership led by Derek Jeter decided to ship out all of their best players and rebuild from scratch.
Despite the complaints from frustrated fans, Jeter and co. believe that their decisions in the offseason are what’s best for the team in the long run.
We have a long-term strategic plan to make this organization sustainable over time,” Jeter said. “The only way to do that is to invest money into our Minor League system, player development and scouting. The only way to be sustainable is to have that pipeline of players coming along through the organization.”
“From the initial press conference, we’ve said there were going to be some unpopular decisions that are going to be made,” Jeter said. “Just know that every decision we make is going to be for the betterment of the organization.
“I understand the frustration. But the bottom line, and the way I looked at it was, it has been a challenge for us to get people to the stadium for years. From everything I’ve heard, that challenge has been because they haven’t had a winning product on the field. So if there is not a winning product on the field, you have to make changes.”
On the very first pitch of the MLB season the Marlins gave up a home run and it was evident that they were in the midst of a very long season.
Of course the Internet instantly mocked jeter after the homer.