The Derek Jeter era in Miami may not be the reign of terror it was initially purported to be.
In late September - before the sale of the team was approved - reports surfaced saying Jeter had requested that several Marlins executives receive their pink slips. Outgoing team president David Samson was reportedly asked to fire Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, and Jack McKeon from their roles in the organization.
Jeter may be having a change of heart, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.
The new CEO and part-owner has apparently personally reached out to all four who were informed of their pending departures to tell them that he wants to retain their services. Jeter reportedly explained to them that he recognizes the importance of history, and said he couldn't have called them before the sale closed.
In addition, an associate of Jeter's has said the plan was never to fire them at all, which contradicts the initial reports of what was said between Jeter and Samson.
So far, nothing has been said publicly regarding the firings or the reversal. Whether the four longstanding faces in Marlins lore stay in the same positions remains to be seen.