12/11 12:54 CST Jeter says Stanton didn't want to be part of rebuilding
Jeter says Stanton didn't want to be part of rebuilding
By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) --- Derek Jeter says that when his ownership group took over the
Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team
Jeter says the Marlins traded Stanton because the National League MVP didn't
want to be part of the franchise's rebuilding and instead wanted to move on.
Jeter says the deal with his former team, the New York Yankees, was the best
one available to the Marlins, giving them much-needed financial flexibility
while helping a weak farm system.
The Marlins' new CEO made his comments Monday shortly before Stanton held a
news conference at baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to
discuss a trade being celebrated in New York but panned by beleaguered Miami
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