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.

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