Report: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush plotting joint bid to buy Marlins
A pair of high-powered bidders are reportedly joining forces to try and purchase the Miami Marlins.
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 sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a New York financier, is the duo’s primary rival for the franchise.
Jeter and Bush make for a somewhat unlikely pairing, but they’ve clearly decided teaming up is the best course of action to secure the franchise. Both have been interested for some time now, but they were previously bidding against each other rather than with each other.