Derek Jeter on Marlins compared to Miami MLS team: 'We're starting from a bigger hole'

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Jeter didn't offer much insight regarding the home run sculpture. (The Marlins and Miami-Dade County, which owns Marlins Park and the sculpture, are considering moving it.)

"That's a topic of passion when it comes to Marlins fans," Jeter said. "We are always looking to make our fan experience better. We are listening to what you all are saying. I didn't answer (the question), but that's the best I can do."

One question of particular long-term relevance: When the next for-now-theoretical Marlins core grows up and becomes successful, how will the Marlins keep it intact? Holding onto their own stars, from Miguel Cabrera to Giancarlo Stanton, has historically been an issue the Marlins.

Jeter's answer: Your money would help.

"Help from a lot of you in this room, right?" Jeter said. "Obviously we have to get the fans back into the stadium. We need support from our corporate partners, which we have gotten since we got here. Contrary to popular belief ... we have gotten a lot of support from our local partners.

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"So we need people to come along this journey with us."

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