If the group backed by Jeb Bush wins the bid to buy the Marlins, former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter would seek a baseball operations position, but that alone wouldn’t leave current president of baseball operations Michael Hill out of a job, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
As for Jeter, the former New York Yankees great and future Hall of Famer has never worked in a baseball front office but wants to oversee the Marlins’ baseball operations, a job now held by Michael Hill.
A source in contact with the Bush/Jeter group said Jeter isn’t looking to scout a bunch of games but wanted to be in position of authority to hire people of his choosing to run the baseball side.
While it seems Bush is still seeking additional funding to pay for the purchase, it also appears his group will land the team. Owner Jeffrey Loria has reportedly been in talks for the last few months.
Hill has seemingly made the best of his situation, working with nominal payrolls while attempting to field competitive baseball teams. It would make sense for the new ownership group to retain him in some capacity.
Still, when the new owners take over, there will be notable changes. Hill’s presence should prove to add stability to the situation.