Derek Jeter Steps Down as CEO of Marlins After 4 Seasons

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 28, 2022

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Derek Jeter gives his speech during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on September 08, 2021 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Derek Jeter is stepping down as CEO of the Miami Marlins, he announced Monday:

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"The vision for the future of the franchise is different than the one I signed up to lead," Jeter said.

The Hall of Fame shortstop is a part-owner of the Marlins and became the team's chief executive officer in 2017.

The decision comes amid an ongoing dispute between Major League Baseball and the players association over the new collective bargaining agreement. Monday is considered a deadline for the two sides before at least some regular-season games will be canceled. 

ESPN's Jesse Rogers reported that "the sides still remain far apart" heading into the final day of negotiations before the deadline. 

Jeter provided a unique perspective on the executive side after spending 20 years in the majors as a player. The former New York Yankees star won five World Series titles and earned 14 All-Star selections before retiring after the 2014 season.

The success hasn't followed him to Miami, which finished last season with the sixth-worst record in the majors at 67-95. The squad made the expanded playoffs in 2020 after finishing 31-29, tied for just the sixth-best mark in the National League.

It was the only postseason appearance for the Marlins since 2003, and the run ended with a 3-0 series sweep by the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.