The Miami Marlins, who are currently hosting MLB’s All-Star Game festivities, are up for sale. We know that much. We also know that the league hopes to have a resolution on the sale sooner than later. But after that? Woo wee are things getting messy.
Forbes reported Monday that Miami businessman Jorge Mas was closing in on a deal to purchase the Marlins for $1.17 billion. The Marlins and Mas have since denied such an arrangement is in place, per the Miami Herald:
“There’s no agreement reached with anyone,” Marlins president David Samson said.
The Mas group indicated they have no agreement to buy the team. Mas remains very interested and has spoken to owner Jeffrey Loria but is still doing due diligence
Fair enough. Except another report (this one from the New York Post) later surfaced indicating that Derek Jeter’s team was nearing a deal to purchase the Marlins for around $1.2 billion. By the way, Jeter’s group now apparently includes NBA legend Michael Jordan (albeit in a small role). Jordan is reported to be one of 15 investors and, according to the Post, he is said to be “kicking in very little cash.”
As has been the case with the Jeter bid throughout, things remain very “fluid” to say the least:
While the situation was extremely fluid, Jeter’s group, which includes deep-pocketed
Article source: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/marlins-sale-michael-jordan-businessman-mas-rapper-pitbull-reportedly-join-bidding/
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