In this week's episode of the rich getting richer, we have Derek Jeter, who has been at the forefront of the news for all the wrong reasons.
The new part-owner of the Miami Marlins has taken an executive role with the team and is tearing down the operation only to start all over again. He's already gotten rid of Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon, and Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto are in the crosshairs.
The whole concept is to make the team "profitable" again, and with the team shelling out a gigantic contract to Stanton and a pretty notable one to Gordon, those two players were the first to go. Now, we know why Jeter is hell bent on rebuilding this team.
In 2018, on top of a $5 million dollar base salary, Jeter would be paid more or the same as all but four players on the current Marlins roster. pic.twitter.com/fpba9iM2q7— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) January 5, 2018
Those are HEFTY bonuses for somebody already making a ton of money for a desk job.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported these details on Friday, which as now caught wind on Twitter. However, how can this surprise anyone? You HAD to have known there was some sort of incentive involved here, because trading away the team's best players instead of investing in a few pitchers was just way too fishy.
NEW EXCLUSIVE: Derek Jeter's top-secret Project Wolverine reveals his sweet financial deal: https://t.co/VosEv7JMbn— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 5, 2018
Jeter the player = a legend.
Jeter the executive = hated more and more by the hour.