Derek Jeter is perhaps dropping it. Throughout an interview with for HBO’s Actual Sports activities with Bryant Gumbel, the New York Yankees legend appeared to snap when Gumbel recommended the Miami Marlins is perhaps tanking.
Derek Jeter objects to Bryant Gumbel saying Marlins are tanking pic.twitter.com/KzA3KwttLs
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 22, 2018
How dare Gumbel recommend the Marlins aren’t a great staff and are tearing the roster down to economize and enhance draft place. That’s simply loopy…oh, and it’s additionally precisely what Jeter and firm are doing.
I get that Jeter isn’t going to straight out say his group is tanking, however to not even acknowledge the truth of the state of affairs is foolish. One other staff in rebuilding mode — the San Diego Padres — have brazenly mentioned trying to the longer term. Different franchises have accomplished that as nicely. For years the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs have accomplished so. There’s nothing mistaken with being trustworthy about it.
The factor is, Jeter swooped in and instantly started a tear down, buying and selling off Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon. That didn’t precisely endear him to followers in Miami. The suitable transfer would have been to strategy issues brazenly and promote the workforce’s devotees on a imaginative and prescient for the longer term. The charade that’s happening now’s only a joke.
On the finish of the above clip, Jeter says to name him delusional in the event you don’t assume this Marlins group can contend. Hey Jeets? You’re delusional.