About a week ago I wrote a blog pertaining to Derek Jeter potentially buying the Miami Marlins(Read Here). Well, turns out those rumors were true, the Miami Herald reported that sources close to the deal said Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have joined forces in an attempt to buy the team. Originally, they were competitors in the bidding, ultimately they decided it'd be better if they just partnered up instead for reasons unknown. The bids for the team were due a week ago, so pretty soon we'll find out if they were the winners of the auction.
If Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter are able to pull this off and land the Marlins, it's going to be a huge deal for Miami. This will forever change that organization, not only is Jeffrey Loria one of the worst and most hated owners ever, Jeb Bush is a Florida legend, and Derek Jeter is a baseball legend. Instantly, the Marlins will gain so much attention and fans just by switching owners, which usually doesn't happen in sports. Most of the time switching owners isn't all that big of a deal for the casual fan, however when it's two iconic names like Jeter and Bush it's a totally different situation.
Jeb Bush was the governor of Florida for awhile, so obviously he's a pretty smart dude that knows how to run a business and lead an organization. His older brother, President George W. Bush, actually owned the Texas Rangers before he became president. Baseball is just something that runs through the Bush blood. Jeter is just one of those people that's good and successful at everything they do in life, even if you hate him you know it's true, so he has my vote of confidence. I'm excited to see if they land the team, they should get it because if anyone can turn around that pitiful organization it's those two.