Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada are set to work together once again.
Source confirms that Jorge Posada is joining the Marlins organization as a special advisor to baseball operations. @CraigMish was first with the news.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 12, 2019
According to Craig Mish of Sirius XM, Posada has accepted a role within the Miami Marlins organization. As a member of the Marlins front office, Posada will serve as a special advisor to Baseball Operations.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Posada is joining the Marlins front office staff, as his friendship with Jeter off the field has been well-documented.
Posada will look to help Jeter bring a winning tradition to Miami. The Marlins are currently in a complete rebuild, as the franchise traded away some of its key assets (including Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich) when Jeter took over as the face of the organization last year.
The Marlins have a few Yankee connections currently within their organization. Gary Denbo (former Yankees Vice President of Player Development) is actively serving as the team’s Director of Player Development and Scouting, while long-time Yankee Don Mattingly is the team’s manager.
It will be interesting to see if Jeter can turn around the franchise with the help of Posada. Maybe this move is a sign that Jeter will ultimately look for more of his prior Yankee connections to assist him with the organization’s turn around.