Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Derek Jeter reportedly wants to buy the Miami Marlins with Jeb Bush

Derek Jeter reportedly wants to buy the Miami Marlins with Jeb Bush

Because while, obviously, Bush and Jeter are wealthy men, the Marlins are likely to sell for over a billion bucks, and that's more than just pocket change.

The 14-time MLB All-Star retired from the Yankees in 2014 and has said it is his "ultimate aspiration" to own a professional sports team.

The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Jeter and Bush have not commented. And Bush comes from a baseball-loving family; his brother George owned the Texas Rangers before becoming president.

The two are reportedly competing against NY financier Wayne Rothbaum who is the manager of Quogue Capital, sources say.

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During the Marlins home opener, team President David Samson he would not address any prospective buyers.

Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter are teaming up in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins, sources say. "But there is life after baseball, and sometimes the opportunity that presents itself is not always necessarily where you played".

According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. The Miami Herald cited sources familiar with the talks.

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