Derek Jeter was noncommittal when asked about Giancarlo Stanton's future with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, saying he doesn't like "the word 'teardown." Yet Jeter acknowledged that he will likely make "unpopular decisions" as part of the franchise's new ownership group. Jeter and new controlling owner Bruce Sherman spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about their group's $1.2 billion purchase of the Marlins. Their news conference came two days after the Marlins concluded their eighth consecutive losing season, the longest streak in the majors. Jeter praised Stanton for his "unbelievable season" after the slugger led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs, but he was vague when discussing the All-Star outfielder's long-term future with the Marlins. "I don't know [Stanton] well," Jeter said. "I haven't spoken to the players. I haven't spoken to him. Anything we're going to do moving forward with the organization, I will discuss with [team president Mike Hill]."
Derek Jeter: 'Unpopular decisions' likely lie ahead for Marlins
ESPN | Oct 3