While the group led by Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter is still in the running to purchase the Marlins, Bush is still considering potential funders, giving Tagg Romney’s group a chance to buy the team, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Bush and Jeter have been unable to close on non-binding handshake deal to buy the Marlins, and now a group led by Tagg Romney has every much a chance to purchase the team as Bush and Jeter do.
Major League Baseball is reportedly reviewing a list of investors from both groups, according to Jackson, keeping Romney in the running. The transformation is notable because it seemed Bush and Jeter had all but closed the deal.
If the team is ultimately sold to Romney, the team’s future would likely look notably different. Jeter, for instance, is reportedly seeking a more extensive baseball operations role. There doesn’t seem to be an obvious baseball ops candidate to emerge from the Romney camp.
Nonetheless, it seems this deal is far from being made. And there is a chance Jeter doesn’t end up in Miami after all.