Derek Jeter ripped for attending Monday Night Football

Team owners usually don’t attend MLB winter meetings, but with the flurry of moves made by the Marlins in recent weeks, it seems everyone believed Derek Jeter should be there.

As the meeting kicked off in Orlando on Monday, Jeter was spotted enjoying a different kickoff in Miami as the Dolphins hosted the Patriots on Monday Night Football.

The online perception from legitimate baseball reporters was not kind.

Earlier in the day, Jeter discussed his blockbuster trade of Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees on a conference call. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill was in Orlando and told reporters “Giancarlo made it clear midway through 2017 that he did not want to be part of a rebuild.”

“What we’re trying to do here is to build it the right way,” Hill said. “You can’t throw money at the situation that we’re in right now. Obviously, we had a situation where we had the reigning National League MVP, we had a number of players that were productive, but we won 77 games.”

The meetings last through Dec. 14.

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