Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a rally at Summerville Country Club in Summerville S.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former New

Jeb Bush and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter are teaming up in an attempt to buy the Miami Marlins, according to a report Wednesday by the Miami Herald.

Also briefly mentioned in Hanks' article is a second interested party, NY financier Wayne Rothbaum, "manager" of Quogue Capital.

The alliance pairs one of Miami's most prominent political leaders - Bush lives in Coral Gables- with one of the most famous names in baseball.

Forbes has previously valued the team at $940 million, good for 25th out of 30 teams.

Jeter retired from baseball after 20 seasons with the Yankees in 2014.

The Miami Herald cited people close to the situation as saying the two men combined their bid to purchase the franchise from current owner Jeffrey Loria.

Spokesmen for Jeter and Bush didn't respond to requests for comment.

Derek Jeter may have found a new double play partner in his bid to buy the Miami Marlins. They initially had competing interests in efforts to buy the team.

Jeb's older brother and former president George W. Bush was a part owner of the Texas Rangers from 1988 to 1998.

"In my mind, I think this is the greatest sport in the world", Jeter said. However, they have made a decision to team up.

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