A person familiar with the situation says former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have joined forces in their attempt to buy the Miami Marlins. The other is a NY financier named Wayne Rothbaum, manager of Quogue Capital. Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins' current owner, is reportedly seeking more than $1.5 billion.
Bush now resides in Coral Gables, Fla., following his unsuccessful presidential campaign past year.
The recently married Jeter has long talked about his goal of owning a baseball team following his playing career, which finished in 2014. "In my mind he'll always be a Yankee", Girardi said. "I'm interested in the helping the game grow". His brother George also co-owned the Texas Rangers at one point during the '90s.
The Associated Press is citing a person familiar with the partnership. They initially had competing interests in pursuit of the team.
Loria is now seeking a suitor to buy his franchise. However, they have chose to team up.