Derek Jeter: “Impossible to Win Every Single Game”… Especially When He Trades Away All His Talent

Derek Jeter’s time as the Owner of the Miami Marlins can be summed up in one word: Debacle. Whether it’s the trading of his best players or utter failure to win games, it’s no secret that he is losing the fans. In fact, Miami averaged less than 10,000 fans per game last year. To put that in perspective, the Mets got 28,000.

When Jeter was asked about the state of the team he said:

“This is professional sports, and I feel bad for even saying this, but it’s impossible to win every single game. But one thing you always remember is the experience you have while you’re at the park, and we want it to be a positive experience and we want people to enjoy themselves,” Jeter said, according to the New York Post. “And look, a lot of times people come, they don’t know who won or lost, sometimes they don’t even know who was playing, but they do know if they had a good experience, and that’s what we’re focused on.”

Let’s unpack how nothing of a statement this was. First, Jeter starts out by saying that he cannot win all 162 games and how he feels bad for saying that. What? Jeter feels bad about saying something that is true 100% of the time? A fact as some call it.

Later, he says that some people don’t even know who was playing. Well, duh. The fans know who the stars are, and Jeter keeps trading them away. Giancarlo Stanton to his beloved Yankees and JT Realmuto to division rival Phillies. Hard to know who the players are when either no one does anything or the ones worth getting to know will be shipped off soon.

Lastly, Jeter says that he is focused on the experience for fans. I guess when you can’t show the fans some quality baseball, you have to throw in some gimmicks to make it bearable. I am not much of a TV baseball watcher, but going to a ballpark is one of my favorite things of all time to do. Dollar Dog and Beer Night can make me cancel just about any plan I had previously. But, if I never hear one crack of the bat, then I will feel just a little bit cheated of the experience.

I don’t even have baseball team that I root for, but I know Jeter is doing something wrong. Only a matter of time before there is a full mutiny on him.

BREAKING: Yankees Resign Their Main Guy

Breaking News out of Tampa this afternoon as the Yankees and Luis Severino avoid arbitration and agree on a 4 year, 40 million dollar extension. There is a club option for a fifth year and all this is contingent on Severino passing a physical (spoiler: he passed one this week already).

This is great news, obviously. Severino is coming off possibly his best year with CY Young consideration and the Yankees believe he will be that way for years to come. By doing this, the Yankees lock him in opposed to going through an arbitration that neither side wants. Now, Sevy can go through the season with zero distractions and focus on bringing home 28.

Now that Sevy avoided arbitration, look for the Yankees to start negotiations with Judge and Sanchez so they can avoid arbitration with them next spring.

Reminder: I will have my first division preview dropping on Sunday. Be ready! Follow us on Twitter @soft7sports for updates.

New Favorite to Land Bryce Harper

According to popular online sportsbook, Betonline.ag, there is a new favorite in the race to land Bryce Harper and it is not who you would expect.

So far, the teams that have showed the most interest in Harper have been the Washington Nationals, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. Everyday, it seems less and less likely that he will remain in Washington.

It seems like owners are growing skeptical about giving big contracts to players as of late. Players like Jacoby Ellsbury are getting huge contracts and immediately bro-ing down. No team, especially not the Yankees, want to get burned again.

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Now, Betonline.ag as released new odds on what team will land Harper with the San Francisco Giants the number one location.

We are only two weeks out from the start of Spring Training and Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still have yet to sign. It seems like they are both waiting for the other to sign a contract so they can use it as precedent. In my personal opinion, Harper will sign with the Phillies while Machado signs with the Yankees and it will happen within hours of each other.