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Report: Jeter completely disregarded Loria's front-office advice


Derek Jeter apparently walks to the beat of his own drum.

The new chief executive officer of the Miami Marlins and part owner of the franchise dismissed advice from former owner Jeffrey Loria on which members of the organization's front office should be kept and fired, according to sources of Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, who reports Jeter had actually done the complete opposite of everything Loria suggested.

Loria suggested Jeter keep high-ranking baseball people Mike Berger, Jeff McAvoy, Marc Delpiano, and Jim Benedict, and fire scouting director Stan Meek, according to Heyman's source, but Jeter instead fired the four staff members Loria suggested retaining and will likely keep Meek.

The four fired executives made salaries in the $500,000-$800,000 range, which would be similar to the pay of "low-paid GMs," Heyman writes, and despite what previous reports claimed, will be paid by Jeter's group rather than by Loria.

Jeter and new controlling owner Bruce Sherman purchased the Marlins from Loria at the beginning of October for $1.2 billion. Jeter has about a four percent stake in the ownership group, while Sherman, a venture capitalist who lives in Florida, owns 46 percent of the club.

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