— As part owner and the chief executive officer of the Marlins, Derek Jeter oversees all areas of the company. But try to find Jeter to be more visible on the side of their franchise at his 2nd year.

“I maintained a distance, as they say, because I wished to learn about the players this past year, those in the company that I didn’t understand,” Jeter said. “I went to our Minor League affiliates and watched a number of the younger guys we have coming .

— As part owner and the chief executive officer of the Marlins, Derek Jeter oversees all areas of the company. But try to find Jeter to be more visible on the side of their franchise at his 2nd year.

“I maintained a distance, as they say, because I wished to learn about the players this past year, those in the company that I didn’t understand,” Jeter said. “I went to our Minor League affiliates and watched a number of the younger guys we have coming .

“So I used this past year as sort of a learning experience. I’m always associated with everything around here. However, you could see me just a bit more at the club house.”

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Jeter addressed the press on Monday in Marlins Park, as the team prepares to start Spring Training together with pitcher and catcher workouts beginning Wednesday at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla..

The ownership group, headed Jeter and also by Bruce Sherman, remains devoted to building from the bottom up. Their message today stays just like when they took on in October 20 17.

“I’ve got a lot of faith in our player development people,” Jeter said. “We’ve added plenty of quality visitors to our own system, whether it’s in the scouting department [or] having the perfect players. It’s our job to develop those players.”

Ownership spent much of their offseason making enhancements where in fact your home-run sculpture in center field was replaced by a deck.

There will soon be more willingness to pursue free agents.

For the time being, on their evolution, the focus is with a roster filled with a number of players.

“I presume our fan base is starting to listen to a number of the players that we do possess at the minor-league platform , so that if they come up here, they’re not therefore unknown,” Jeter said. “I’m excited with the things we have done. We have to create this the right way, as I’ve told you. I know some of those decisions are unpopular, but those decisions were needed, they certainly were necessary.”

Last Thursdaythe Marlins traded Allstar catcher J.T. Realmuto into for catcher and pitching prospects, Sixto Sanchez and also May Stewart. Realmuto was the last core player from the 20 17 squad, the last under previous ownership.

“We got some exciting players we’re going to add to this particular company. Obviously, Jorge will be here this year. We got some guys we’ll infuse in to our minor-league system. We continue to construct and continue to grow.”

Top prospect Sixto portion of bundle for Realmuto

Because he’s two years left arbitration, realmuto has been on the transaction block, and he wasn’t interested in registering an extension.

To adding more established players rather than parting with its own pros as the machine players and enhances show promise at the big leagues, ’s focus likely will begin.

“We will always consider that we could add to we to make us when enough time is correct,” Jeter said.

Jeter also described because there are in experienced players on the roster does not mean that daily, the team isn’t wanting to win it takes the area.

“If you compete, you are competing to win,” Jeter said. “You do this every single day. Every day you come out here and you play with with a match, you have an opportunity to succeed. That is the mindset I want during the company. That is the mindset we’re building and we’re creating at the Minor League system, and we’re going to create this up into .”