MIAMI — Derek Jeter was busy with the commerce deadline as president of the Marlins, however he nonetheless noticed what his outdated crew did in including a pair of highly effective lefty bats in Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo.
“Look, the Steinbrenner household, from The Boss [George Steinbrenner] to Hal, they’re all the time making an attempt to get higher and higher,’’ Jeter mentioned earlier than his Marlins misplaced 3-1 to the Yankees on Friday evening at loanDepot Park. “They don’t hesitate to make large strikes, so I’m not stunned.”
He added he retains tabs on his former crew “from afar.”
“I’ve bought a tricky sufficient time with what we’re doing right here,’’ Jeter mentioned.
He’s nonetheless ready to seek out success as an government just like the success he achieved when he performed in The Bronx throughout a profession that earned him a visit to the Baseball Corridor of Fame.
Jeter’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., was postponed a 12 months in the past on account of COVID-19. Jeter mentioned he has simply began to make notes for the speech he’ll give when he lastly is inducted on Sept. 8.
“We simply had the commerce deadline,’’ Jeter mentioned. “So now perhaps I’ll begin to consider it a bit of bit extra. I don’t assume I’ve gotten too excited but.”
He’s glad followers will get to go to his induction ceremony, which wouldn’t have been the case had it not been pushed again once more earlier this 12 months.
“No followers would have been sort of unusual,’’ Jeter mentioned. “I understood it, however it might’ve been unusual.”