Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by black francis, Dec 1, 2017.
The Marlins, recently purchased an ownership group led by Derek Jeter, made the decision not to renew a team scout’s employment contract earlier this month while the scout, Marty Scott, was hospitalized waiting for a kidney transplant following colon cancer surgery, according to Jeff Passan at Yahoo.
Marty Scott, who joined the Marlins as a vice president in 2011 and in recent years had worked as a scout, said he was told his contract would not be renewed Oct. 16 while at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, where doctors three days earlier had removed a cancerous tumor and polyps from his colon. Doctors initially found the cancer in late August as Scott underwent a battery of tests in preparation for a kidney transplant needed because of diabetes.
A team statement to Passan said the decision not to renew Scott’s contract was made by president of baseball operations Michael Hill, who was retained from the Loria administration.
Jeter’s tenure as the owner of the Marlins has so far been defined by high-profile departures. He’s fired a handful of Marlins legends, he apparently fired Jeff Conine, Preston Wilson, and Rich Waltz from the Fox Sports Southwest broadcast team, and he seems poised to trade away franchise cornerstone Giancarlo Stanton.
Scott told Passan that he didn’t feel like Jeter or the Marlins owed him anything, but it’s still hard to imagine the cold calculation it takes for any organization to put a longtime employee through this:
Scott said he needed daily three-hour physical therapy sessions for weeks to return to health. During that time, he said, his Marlins-issued cell phone was shut off, which complicated extending his health insurance through COBRA. Eventually, he was able to secure the insurance, and as long as a follow-up appointment for the cancer surgery goes well this Monday, Scott said he hopes to schedule his kidney-transplant surgery in January.
Scott told Passan that he was informed of the decision by director of pro scouting Jim Cuthbert. He described the moment he saw Cuthbert’s number pop up on his caller ID: “My heart sank a little bit. At the same time, I thought, ‘They’re not going to do this while I’m in the hospital.’”
I hope he at least got a gift basket.
Typical.jeter......what a slime slug sack of shit.
Making a guy lose his medical insurance by cutting off company phone. That's low
Even in retirement, Jetes still continues to strikeout.
jeter s a puppet.......
The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton Trade Is a Baseball Disgrace
So easy to hate the jetes...
IF MLB had a real commissioner, say like Bowie Kuhn, Stanton would still be in Miami.
Marlins man, other fans voice concerns to Jeter
That was some funny shit
i cant believe people are still blaming this all on jeter....the sherman family found a great patsy
Yeah, people just love to hate Jeter
Cant believe the outcry over a team thats eliminated in June every year from playoff contention, and have 27 fans show up every night
"How dare they break up this team"
That contract was insane and ok'd by an owner that new he'd never have to deal with it.
I mean, if I'm one of those 27, I don't care that the team is unpopular. I wouldn't want the team to just dump salary.
marlins killed their fanbase for the most part when they moved south into miami.....they got a sweetheart deal from the city and new stadium so they dont really care.
They were simply in no position to carry a $300 million player in that financial enviorment
The argument can be made Jeter should have gotten a better return, which is very debatable considering Stanton was calling the shots here, but hard to blame him for dumping that salary if they truly want to build a contending team at some point
Stanton, sure. I get it.
Ozuna? 2 more years of cheap control.
I think the important takeaway in all this is:
Jeter's fat face
Agreed, no reason Ozuna didnt bring back an A+ package
Plus the word that Yelich and Realmuto could be moved? I said a few years ago that the Marlins were in a shitty position. Not bad enough to draft high, not good enough to compete, no money for free agents, and a shitty farm system. You can take care of 2 of those problems by selling high on these guys, but no one is offering you A+ packages when you are just dumping guys who now don't want to be there. This should have been a drawn out process where they wait for the best package and rebuild their farm through trades and the draft. Obviously the new ownership shouldn't be getting all the blame, they are trying to play catch up from the last owner's mistakes. But I still think they are going about this the wrong way.
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