Derek Jeter was a phenomenal shortstop for the New York Yankees. Will he ever reach that same level on the business side of baseball as the CEO for the Miami Marlins? He's certainly working hard toward it.
He plans on making his organization in Miami
Among Derek Jeter’s initiatives with the #Marlins: Spanish instruction for English-speaking players and coaches in the minors. He’s taking Spanish lessons, too. “In Miami, if you don't speak Spanish, you don't fit in,” he says. “I think it's important.'' https://t.co/rwJWaaKAD4— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) August 14, 2018
Not only will Latino players learn English as has been the norm for the MLB, but English-speaking players will be required to learn Spanish in the minors. It doesn't stop there, though. Coaches and executives are also required to learn Spanish.
In fact, Jeter
His work ethic now is the same as it was when he was on the field.
You see Jeter hanging around in the owner’s suite to watch the late-night, extra-inning walk-offs. What you might not know is that he’s been at the ballpark since 9 am, working to turn things around https://t.co/DhqAQ8zyTq— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 14, 2018
You can see how hard he works and how much he cares about the Marlins in the initiatives he's chosen.
Jeter cares about everybody and his initiatives go beyond the big leagues, players in the low minors also receive training not just in baseball but life as well. They receive instruction on budgeting, financial planning, cooking healthy meals, and so on.
At this rate, why go to college when you can play in the deep minor leagues for Jeter and receive practical classes like that?