Derek Jeter doesn’t even own the Marlins yet, but he already has informed the team that he plans to fire two special assistants who are in Baseball’s Hall of Fame (Andre Dawson and Tony Perez), the manager who led them to the 2003 World Series championship (Jack McKeon) and the player known as Mr. Marlin (Jeff Conine), according to two MLB sources. And here’s the twist: Jeter asked Marlins president David Samson to fire those four Marlins luminaries for him, because Jeter didn’t want to do it. Even more strange, Jeter made the request after telling Samson what he already knew: that Samson would not be returning as team president. Dawson, Perez, McKeon and Conine all have been serving as special assistants to Samson or owner Jeffrey Loria.
Jeter fires McKeon, Conine, Dawson, Perez from Marlins jobs
Miami Herald | Sep 23