Derek Jeter dumps longtime Marlins govt Michael Hill
MIAMI — Miami Marlins govt Michael Hill’s 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended.
Hill was president of baseball operations for the previous six years and offered continuity after a 2017 change in possession, however his contract expired and he won’t be again subsequent season, CEO Derek Jeter mentioned Sunday.
“I needed to method this as a brand new negotiation,” Jeter mentioned. “We had conversations over the past week or so, and I simply felt it will be greatest for the group at this explicit time to maneuver on with out Mike.”
Candidates to exchange Hill may embrace Marlins vice chairman Gary Denbo.
“We’ve got plenty of good baseball minds in our group, and there are good baseball minds across the sport,” Jeter mentioned. “We’re going to sit down down and see what kind of individual we’d like on this position.”
Hill joined the Marlins’ entrance workplace in 2002, and the subsequent 12 months they received the World Sequence. However this 12 months’s 31-29 end was their first above .500 since 2009, and so they made the playoffs for the primary time in 17 years.
Hill helped steer the Marlins by way of a coronavirus outbreak that almost derailed their season. The Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs within the wild-card spherical of the playoffs earlier than being eradicated by Atlanta and exceeded all exterior expectations with a younger, patchwork roster one 12 months after dropping 105 video games.
“It was an amazing step for us as a corporation to see a few of the progress we’ve got made over the past three years,” Jeter mentioned.
Hill was normal supervisor for six seasons earlier than turning into president of baseball operations, and he retained that title whilst Jeter overhauled the organizational construction.
“The roles and the obligations have modified since we’ve gotten right here,” Jeter mentioned. “I believe we’ve accomplished a reasonably good job of constructing every division of baseball operations.”
Hill had a hand within the document $325 million, 13-year contract Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Marlins in 2014. He later was concerned in buying and selling Stanton and All-Stars Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, Dee Gordon and J.T. Realmuto because the Marlins rebuilt from the farm system up underneath Jeter.