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Report: Jeb Bush Backed Out of Marlins Deal Over Dispute with Jeter
Failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins after getting into a dispute with potential partner Derek Jeter. And it wasn’t over who got the last pork chop on a stick.
The former Florida governor and the Yankees legend had been part of a group that last month was rumored to have reached a deal to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. However, according to a report from CBS Miami, Bush backed out because he and Jeter had different ideas about who would be in charge of the team.
Initially the plan was for Jetes to run the baseball side of the operations and for Jeb to run the business side. However, CBS Miami reports that it became clear in recent talks that Jeter was looking to take on a bigger role, prompting Bush to quit the deal.
The CBS Miami source says the split was amicable, and that Jetes and Jeb are still buds. The source also says that Jetes is still very much interested in buying a piece of the Marlins.
Of course, while The Captain has a lot of money, he almost certainly does not have the $1.3 billion it’s believed the Marlins are worth. So if he really wants to make his ownership dream happen, he’ll need to put a new group together or join the existing one headed by Tagg Romney.
Hat Tip – [CBS Miami]