Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Group Buying Miami Marlins

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A group led by New York Yankees legend and No. 1 Bro Crush candidate Derek Jeter and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are buying the Miami Marlins. Yes, this is a big deal despite the consistent awfulness of the Marlins.

What Happened?

Bloomberg reported Tuesday that a person with knowledge of the deal said the group won the bidding for the team. Miami Herald¬†sports reporter Barry Jackson tweeted that there’s an agreement in place for a $1.3 billion deal.

The Marlins are currently owned by Jeffrey Loria, who did not comment on the deal. It is unknown exactly how much the group paid for the team.
Jeter has long been after his own baseball team, telling CNBC in 2016 that ownership¬†is his “ultimate goal.” And Bush comes from a baseball-loving family; his brother George owned the Texas Rangers before becoming president. With five World Series rings, 14 All-Stars, and one World Series MVP, Marlins fans are surely hoping Jeter’s winning ways will rub off the franchise.

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The Marlins compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division. Their home park is Marlins Park. They are managed by Don Mattingly.
The Marlins have won two World Series championships in team history: 2003 and 1997. The team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2009.

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