Miami Marlins Sold To Derek Jeter Backed Group

Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Friday Aug. 11 2017 in St. Petersburg Fla

But Samson defended Loria, who has owned the team - now in its 25th season - longer than predecessors Wayne Huizenga or John Henry combined.

Retired financier Bruce Sherman, who along with Yankees icon Derek Jeter was the winning bidder to purchase the Miami Marlins franchise, has been in contact with Jorge Mas, the Miami businessman who was the second-place finisher for the team, about joining the group, sources say.

If reports are correct, "The Captain" is going to get his shot to show off what he learned from "The Boss", who was always a domineering presence in the Yankees organization. The Marlins have not reached the playoffs since. The Marlins haven't been to the postseason since 2003, and ranked last in the National League in attendance 11 of the past 12 years. Can Jeter really compete with the analysts, businessmen, and technocrats who run most Major League Baseball teams today? There is also how Loria managed to get the city of Miami to essentially give him hundreds of millions, according to Deadspin, to build a new baseball stadium in 2012.


Sherman, who will be the controlling owner, spent much of his financial career in NY and has a home in Naples, Florida.

However, it may be too early for Miami fans to celebrate just yet. The deal will still have to approved by three-quarters of baseball's owners. They'v all come together to purchase the team from current owner Jeffrey Loria for approximately $1.2 billion dollars.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Usain Bolt and the end of an era
Aug 13, 2017 - 00:41
A few minutes after that, he stepped onto the track, kneeled down and kissed the finish line that he crossed in Lane 4. Lightning will strike for one final time this Saturday at the London's Olympic Stadium.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:43
The Dow and S&P 500 inched higher on the day but they both posted their largest weekly percentage drops since late March. President Donald Trump rejected criticism that his threats to release " fire and fury " had been too inflammatory.

Stock in Limelight: FS Investment Corp (FSIC)
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:32
Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 34,063 shares in the company, valued at $302,479.44. BidaskClub raised FS Investment Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paul pledges support for McConnell
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:22
Trump has frequently tried pressuring Democrats to negotiate on health care by threatening to halt federal subsidies to insurers. The poll of 1,211 adults was conducted August 1- 6.The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook sneaks into China with photo sharing app
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:13
And it appears the country has been vamping up their already frequent censorship initiatives even more so recently. The stealthy and anonymous release of an app by a major foreign technology company in China is unprecedented.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yokosuka-based USA destroyer challenges Beijing's claims in disputed South China Sea
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:07
Territorial waters are generally defined by worldwide law as extending at most 12 nautical miles from a country's coastline. The US has criticised China's construction of islands and build-up of military facilities in the sea.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - fans' View
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:01
ESPN's first question was obviously about his price, as they call him "the most expensive goalkeeper ever". All of my family wanted me to see me with this shirt more.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ford F-150 boasts best-in-class towing rating, improved fuel economy
Aug 12, 2017 - 23:01
When four-wheel drive is selected, the fuel economy numbers drop slightly to 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined. The entry-level 3.3-liter V6 has been updated, with torque up 12 lb-ft. over previous year to 265 lb-ft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Futures lower as North Korea tensions linger
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:55
U.S. crude rose 0.41 per cent to US$48.79 per barrel and Brent was last at US$52.01, up 0.21 per cent. Investors have also headed to other traditional havens, such as the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Chelsea will finish this season
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:48
The Serb was one of Chelsea's most consistent talents as they swept to the Premier League title in manager Antonio Conte's first season in charge.

This is why Littlefinger panicked when Bran said 'chaos is a ladder'
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:42
And maybe crack a smile once in a while, but we can't expect miracles. Bran's strength lies in his mind, "j$3 ust like Samwell Tarly".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NCP skips opposition meet chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:28
The parties chose to take up the issues of farmers, Dalits, minorities and other marginalised groups during the period. The 18 Opposition parties had earlier made a decision to meet once a month to discuss various crucial issues.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Watch Jamie Carragher SHUT DOWN Jamie Redknapp over Liverpool defence
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:25
That is the opinion of an angry Jamie Carragher, who was working as a pundit on the game at Vicarage Road. The way Liverpool are set up - set piece wise - they will always concede goals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump to call for China IT trade probe on Monday
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:22
The announcement will come amid rising tensions between the USA and North Korea. The administration has been eyeing other moves to rebalance the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola: I'm so happy with this Man City squad
Aug 12, 2017 - 22:21
Whether Newcastle is instantly relegated seems to depend on whether manager Rafa Benitez will be granted the funds he craves. In their place come Kyle Walker from Tottenham , Benjamin Mendy from Monaco and Danilo from Real Madrid .