It has been over a year since New York Yankees legendary shortstop Derek Jeter retired from baseball. According to the latest MLB rumors, Jeter still wants to get involved in the game he loves and would like to buy his own team in the future.
In an interview with CNBC Squak Box, the 41-year-old former player revealed that his “ultimate goal” is to own an MLB franchise. He explained that he wants to bring baseball back to its glory days and help kids understand how to be successful in life.
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“In my mind, this is the greatest sport in the world. I think baseball is taking somewhat of a back seat to some of the other sports, Some of the other sports are the sexy sports. I think kids, nowadays they look at players playing in college and the next year they’re in the NFL or the NBA,” Jeter said.
“Baseball, you sort of get lost, because you have to play in the minor leagues for a little bit. Kids in this generation are into instant gratification. Baseball in my opinion mimics life. It’s every day. It’s 162 games, plus 30 games in spring training, plus the post season. There’s a lot of work that goes into it,” he added.
The future Hall of Famer also removed the Yankees in the list of teams he may possibly own in the future because he thinks he does not have the money to buy it, per Yahoo! Sports. It is not the first time Jeter has been rumored to be interested in buying a sports team as he was linked to the sale of the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
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Nonetheless, there are currently no MLB teams up for sale but the Tampa Bay Rays are the closest franchise Jeter can own. According to Mike Axisa of River Ave Blues, there were speculations a couple months ago about The Captain being part of the Rays ownership group.
It makes sense for Jeter since he lives in Tampa and he could be what Magic Johnson is to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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