Derek Jeter Teams With Unlikely Candidate In Attempt To Purchase The Miami Marlins

Ford Springer | Contributor

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush are teaming up to make a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.

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Jeter and Bush were bidding against one another for the Miami franchise at one point, but have now decided to join forces in their pursuit of purchasing the team, the Miami Herald reports.

Bush, who ran for the Republican nomination in the primaries of the presidential election, lives in Coral Gables. Jeter, who retired from the Yankees in 2014, owns a house in the Tampa Bay area.

The unlikely team is bidding against a New York financier and manager of Quogue Capital Wayne Rothbaum, according to the Herald. It is unclear whether or not any other bidders are still going after Miami’s Major League Baseball team.

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(Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

The current team owner Jeffrey Loria has been handling the offers for the team.

The Marlins are off to an 8-6 start on the season and sit at second place in the National League East.

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