Jeb Bush Tried to Buy the Marlins; Jeffrey Loria Wouldn't Sell
Everyone thinks Jeb Bush should have presidential ambitions, but apparently last summer he was more interested in another one of his brother's old jobs: Major League Baseball team owner. According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Bush put together a group of investors and tried to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria over the summer.
According to a source, Bush made a "large offer" to buy the team this offseason, but Loria told him he's not selling. A second source said Bush had put together a group of wealthy investors, with Venezuelan media mogul Gustavo Cisneros among possibilities mentioned. Cisneros declined to discuss the Marlins in an e-mail.
Jackson also adds that Bush was just one of a half-dozen people who have approached Loria about possibly buying the team. Loria may be widely regarded as the worst owner in the league, but he apparently has no interest in getting out of the game. Apparently he "loves owning a team," even if the people who should theoretically make up that team's fan base hate him with a burning passion.
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