Jorge Posada New York Yankees
Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

By hiring Jorge Posada as a special advisor, Derek Jeter may be attempting to turn the Miami Marlins into the 1998 New York Yankees.

Aaron Case

It seems like only a matter of time before all your favorite New York Yankees from the latest dynasty defect to South Beach. The latest deserter is Jorge Posada, lured away by Miami Marlins part-owner Derek Jeter.

The ex-Yankee catcher signed on to be a special advisor for the Marlins in 2019, according to Sirius XM’s Craig Mish:

Jeter and Posada were teammates in the Bronx from 1995 to 2011. Posada retired before the 2012 season began, and Jeter played on until 2014.

Anyone paying attention could see this move coming a mile away, since the two Yankees legends have long been entangled in a true bromance.

The two best buds will now focus on rebuilding the Marlins. Jeter, who serves as the team’s CEO, has gutted his roster since taking over in Sept. 2017.

The Monument Park resident kicked sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich to the curb ahead of the 2018 season. Stud catcher J.T. Realmuto got the boot in 2019.

Despite his clear disregard for the Miami fan base’s feelings, Jeter recently told the media that his actions hurt him more than they do the fans.

“I have no patience,” Jeter told ESPN. “I have zero patience. I’ve been preaching it. I don’t have it.”

Maybe Posada’s main responsibility in his new position will be to keep Jeter calm as his team loses most of its games.

Jeter’s frenetic teardown resulted in a 63-98 record and a last-place finish in the NL East in 2018. The team could be even worse this coming season.

If that’s the case, Jeter may need even more reinforcements. Don’t be too surprised if guys like Mariano Rivera and Bernie Williams join Jeter and Posada in the near future.

[membership level="0"] [/membership]
Freelance editor and writer, and full-time Yankees fan. Originally from Monticello, NY, but now lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.