Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter join forces to purchase Marlins
Noted philosopher Taylor Swift once opined that two is better than one; that realization must've dawned upon Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter as the two have made a decision to work together to acquire the Miami Marlins rather than go at it separately, according to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald.
According to the Herald, sources close to the talks say the two are hoping to beat out NY financier Wayne Rothbaum for the team.
Jeter, a future Hall of Famer, has a house in Tampa, and Bush lives in Coral Gables. Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins' current owner, is reportedly seeking more than $1.5 billion.
Forbes has previously valued the team at $940 million, good for 25th out of 30 teams.
Jeter, who retired in 2014 after 20 seasons with the Yankees, has long talked about owning a team.
News of Jeter and Bush's bid to buy the Marlins has been confirmed by the Associated Press. "In my mind he'll always be a Yankee", Girardi said. Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, was an owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998.
Fox Business has also reported that Tagg Romney, son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is leading an investor group looking to bid for the team. They initially had competing interests in efforts to buy the team. However, they have chose to team up.