Derek Jeter Spotted At Dolphins Game Amid Stanton To The Yankees Fury (Photo)

Derek Jeter Not At 2017 Winter MeetingsNew York Yankees legend/current Miami Marlins minority owner Derek Jeter has made a lot of news the last few days, but not all for the best reasons. Over the weekend, Jeter and the Marlins shocked the baseball world when the team traded their best asset, all-star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, to Jeter's former club, the Yankees.

Miami had worked out trades with both the Giants and Cardinals, but Stanton exercised his no-trade clause and turned down the chance to play for either franchise.

Not only did Jeter deal the reigning NL MVP to the team he won five World Series with, but the return of Starlin Castro and two low level prospects appeared to be a less than impressive haul. Stanton is three years into his record setting 13-year/$325 million contract. The Yankees will now assume the $295 million remaining to be paid out. The Marlins also gave New York $30 million in cash (as if they need it) if Stanton does not opt out of the contract after the 2020 season.

Long story short, Jeter basically gave away Stanton to the Yankees. 

It gets crazier for Jeter.

Baseball’s winter meetings are currently taking place in Orlando, with the sports’ top brass congregating for the five-day event. Instead of being on the ground in nearby Central Florida, Jeter was 200 miles south, sitting in a luxury box during Monday night’s game between the Patriots and Dolphins in Miami.

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell notes that Jeter is being paid $5 million a year in salary, travel budget and management fee, via the Marlins ownership group that he is also a part of.

The last few days have not been a good look for Jeter. Right now, the once controversial Alex Rodriguez (with his engaging television work and relationship with Jennifer Lopez) might be more popular than the once universally beloved Jeter. Who would have ever imagined that?