Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Among Bidders Reportedly Interested in Buying Marlins

Camille Francis
April 8, 2017

Jeter's Yankees lost to the Marlins in the 2003 World Series, despite being heavy favorites.

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is reportedly working with Citigroup to put together another possible bid, according to the business news organization, which added that there is at least one other group backed by investment firm Goldman Sachs that is reportedly vying for the team.

As noted in this very space, retired Yankees legend and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is reported to be a serious bidder for the Miami Marlins. "And who knows what the Marlins might do in the end if they don't get the number they want". "If you think about all the times back in 2002, I'm not sure people were lining up to replace John Henry". Jeter told Fox 5 NY reporters in December following an event for his Turn 2 Foundation. One reason: Loria, the Marlins' owner, might get an ambassadorship from the Trump administration, and Joshua's brother, Jared, is one of the president's most powerful White House advisers.

According to Fox Business, the Marlins are expected to sell for anywhere from $800 million to $1.6 billion dollars.

Jeter expressed interest in owning a Major League Baseball team an interview last May with CNBC's Squawk Box. Loria also presided over the 2012 move from Hard Rock Stadium (then Sun Life Stadium) to Marlins Park, a move that coincided with the franchise renaming itself the "Miami Marlins" after being known as the "Florida Marlins" for their first 19 seasons.

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That said, he's surely to be the public face of a group of investors, should the Jeter bid move forward.

Jeter also has close ties to Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who was his Yankees teammate in 1995.

"I don't know about any of that", Mattingly, the former Yankee player, said with a laugh.

"I married him for better or for worse", Mrs. Weiss said.

In response to the most recent report, Loria would not offer a comment on the supposed interest of Bush and Jeter.

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