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Jeb! and Derek Jeter Take on the Swamp with Marlins Purchase

The former presidential candidate joined forces with Yankees legend Derek Jeter to purchase the Miami Marlins in a deal that closed on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 04.26.2017 @12:30pm
Jeb! and Derek Jeter Take on the Swamp with Marlins Purchase

Jeb Bush could not defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Jeb’s ready to take on the D.C. swamp in another way, though.

The former presidential candidate and Florida governor has joined forces with former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in a bid to purchase the Miami Marlins. If successful, Jeb and Jeter will be fighting D.C.’s Washington Nationals for divisional supremacy in the National League East.

The Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson reported on Wednesday that the deal is worth $1.3 billion:

According to the source, Bush’s group has agreed to pay $1.3 billion for the team.

The source said the Marlins and the Bush group are very optimistic a deal will be finalized, but the process could take months to conclude.

Bush plans to be the Marlins’ “control person,” the individual who would have ultimate control over franchise decisions, according to the source.

Jeter, the former All-Star player who lives in Tampa, plans to play an active role in the franchise.

Jeb follows in the steps of his older brother, George W., in owning a baseball team. Before serving as the 43rd president, George W. Bush was “managing general partner” of a group that purchased the Texas Rangers in 1989.

Jeter, meanwhile, may seek to follow the example of Michael Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets basketball team. Both are championship-winning, Hall-of-Fame-caliber former athletes who pursued team ownership early in retirement.

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