Jeb Bush is Reportedly Bailing on His Bid to Purchase Miami Marlins


Low-energy Jeb apparently doesn’t have the stamina to see his proposed Miami Marlins bid through to purchase.

According to a report by the Associated Press, 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is abandoning his efforts to purchase the Marlins. The AP cited two sources as telling them that Bush is no longer looking to buy the team.

Bush was reportedly in a partnership with, among others, retired New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Per the report, Jeter is now looking to make a bid with other investors.

Jeter’s group is competing against another group fronted by Tagg Romney, son of 2016 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to own the franchise. According to the AP, Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, said the Bush and Jeter-led group bid about $1.3 billion dollars for the club. The Romney offer was supposedly in that ballpark as well.

The AP reports that Bush pulled out of the running because he didn’t put up enough money to get a controlling interest in the team.

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