Yankees: Derek Jeter hires Jorge Posada to join the Marlins front office
The Core Four is slowly reuniting as former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is hiring former Bombers catcher Jorge Posada to join the Marlins front office.
Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports that former Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter is bringing in a familiar face to the Marlins front office. Former Bombers catcher and five-time World Series champion Jorge Posada will take the role of special advisor of baseball operations.
For Posada, who resides in Miami, will work side-by-side with his best friend, Derek Jeter — whom he played with for 16 years in the Bronx
Posada was a legendary catcher for the Yankees. He won five Silver Slugger Awards (2000-2003 and 2007), was a five-time World Series Champion and five-time All-Star. His plethora of experience will no doubt help improve the mostly inexperienced Marlins by a significant margin.
What caught my attention was when Jeter recently told ESPN.com he has zero patience and wants the Marlins to be in win mode now.
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"Patience is something that you have to learn,” Jeter said. “But I’m fine with not being patient. It’s like I say: When you’re at the major-league level, you’re here for a reason, because these players have been better than most other players in this country and in other countries as well. And if you’re here, you have an opportunity to win. I can’t preach that enough.”"
It was just last August that Jeter said it was going to take time and hard work to get his new team on the right track — hence the trades of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna that have re-stocked the farm system but done little to change the major league roster.
Jeter now has Posada and Gary Denbo as part of the Marlins organization. Who’s next? Could it be legendary closer Mariano Rivera?
I’d be surprised, as the Sandman recently told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that he’s going to start working with Yankee pitchers. While I understand where Posada resides and the opportunity granted to him by Jeter, I would have preferred Posada become part of Yankees front office.