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Marlins sale still involves Who’s Who of Republican politics even without Jeb Bush

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The news began to break on Tuesday evening. Jeb Bush was reportedly no longer interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins, according to anonymous sources. Bush was yet another among the biggest names in Republican politics seeking to buy one of baseball’s worst performing teams. Others include President Trump’s family circle and a serious investor carrying the name of Romney. The Bush family has been involved with baseball for decades. George H.W. Bush was captain of the 1948 Yale baseball team…

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Rob Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins’ bidding

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Jeter/Bush group won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. Manfred said some reports on the sale have been premature. “There are multiple bidders for the Marlins,” Manfred said Thursday at the groundbreaking for…

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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

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Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Jeter and Bush have not commented. They initially had competing interests in efforts to buy the team. The person said Quogue Capital…

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Jeffrey Loria has preliminary agreement to sell Marlins

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The Miami Marlins are for sale, and owner Jeffrey Loria may have a buyer. Loria has a preliminary agreement to sell the team to a New York businessman, but the deal could fall through because the final purchase price hasn’t been determined, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins have not commented publicly on the negotiations. The preliminary agreement was for a purchase…

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Marlins deal the first of many this weekend

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The Miami Marlins got the final weekend of non-waiver trading underway on Friday. In desperate need of starting pitching for a run at the playoffs, Miami landed starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from the San Diego Padres just two days before the trade deadline. Miami made the deal without giving up any of its core lineup, but gave up pitchers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps and two minor league players. The Marlins are hoping the two can join…

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Will Don Mattingly have the time to turn Marlins into winners?

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With the first two games of the World Series in the books, the annual baseball manager shuffle intensified late this week. The practice of hiring “retreads,” or managers fired in one place only to wind up in another, is alive and well. San Diego, disrupted that pattern this week by hiring Arizona Diamondbacks’ third base coach Andy Green. Green replaces the fired Bud Black, who takes over in Washington. The Nationals fired Matt Williams shortly after a monstrously disappointing season…

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