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Marlins Morning News: Potential owners continue to emerge as sale talk heats up

The list of would-be owners grows longer, plus Marlins news and notes from around baseball.

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Marlins News:

It didn’t take long after the news broke that Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter were teaming up in their attempt to purchase the Marlins for other prospective groups to make their own presence felt. First we heard about Wayne Rothbaum, founder of the private investment firm Quogue Capital, based in New York.

Next up was yet another dynamic duo, this time former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and Tagg Romney, the eldest son of Mitt Romney and co-founder of Solamere Capital, a private investment firm based in Boston. You may recall hearing the name Solamere last November, when a report came out that the firm had held talks with Jeffrey Loria about purchasing the team at that time.

Finally (as of this morning, anyway), Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is being rumored as being interested as well. Reports are conflicting, but some suggest that he is only interested if the price is lowered. According to the Bloomberg piece linked above, bids were submitted last week and “came in between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.”

Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that this story is far from over. Stay tuned!

Thanks, Tim.

Healey also reported yesterday that Wei-Yin Chen has been playing with a partially torn UCL since last summer, but it doesn’t seem to be bothering him.

Ichiro’s dramatic home run in his final at bat in the Marlins/Mariners series made him the oldest Marlin ever to homer.

Miami Marlins manager and Yankees legend Don Mattingly turned 56 yesterday, born April 20th, 1961.

Around Baseball

Yoenis Cespedes left yesterday’s Mets/Phillies game with an apparent hamstring injury, and will have an MRI. This comes only a day after the Mets lost a trio of starters in Lucas Duda (hyper-extended left elbow), Wilmer Flores (infection in left knee), and Travis D’Arnaud (right wrist contusion).

It wasn’t all bad news for the Mets though, as their closer Jeurys Familia returned from his 15-game domestic violence suspension to pick up the save in their 5-4 victory.

Sparse crowds aren’t often considered a good thing in Major League Baseball, but it may have helped the effectiveness of a couple of hecklers aiding the Rays’ victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday.

Coveted Cuban outfield prospect Luis Robert has been officially declared a free agent.

MLB is working hard to show girls that they can play baseball, too.

Cubs fans are gobbling up championship ring replicas at a record pace.