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(Fox Sports)   Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter join forces to buy the Miami Marlins. Although Jeter might want to think twice about someone whose last business deal was spending $150 million to get just three convention delegates   ( foxsports.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Marlins president David, York Yankees star, New York Yankees, George W. Bush, owner Jeffrey Loria, President Donald Trump, New York, Jeter  
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2017-04-21 09:01:42 AM  
Please attend.
 
2017-04-21 12:26:36 PM  
To get the team name changed to Miami Marlins! they need the votes of 23 other owners.
 
2017-04-21 12:35:01 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Please attend.


That should be the team slogan for the Rays.
 
2017-04-21 12:35:09 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Please attend.


m.popkey.co
 
2017-04-21 12:46:31 PM  
theyll probably buy the team and move them
 
2017-04-21 12:59:19 PM  
Man, how much better off would the whole planet be if Trump owned an NFL team and GWB was commissioner of baseball.
 
2017-04-21 01:19:45 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Man, how much better off would the whole planet be if Trump owned an NFL team and GWB was commissioner of baseball.


Have you ever noticed that Donald Trump and Dan Snyder are never in the same room at the same time?
 
2017-04-21 01:19:53 PM  

ElwoodCuse: GWB was commissioner of baseball


He would be a great commissioner of Baseball, he really loves the game is extremely knowledgeable about it, Larry King filled in for Keith Olbermann on ESPN a few years back and told a great story of meeting with GWB in the White House and talking Baseball for a long time he even invited him to ride with him on Air Force One so they could continue their conversation.  It is really too bad he got into politics.  MLB would be in a much better place if he had been commissioner.
 
2017-04-21 01:42:00 PM  
If they can get Loria out of baseball, I'm all for it. That's too big a market for a team to be going on 25 years without ever winning their division. Somebody needs to either save that franchise or, as mentioned upthread, move it and start over.

And there should be at least one club owner who'd actually played the game, especially when players make as much money as they do now. Who was the last, Earle Mack, who played a whopping five games when his dad was the boss?
 
2017-04-21 01:55:28 PM  
Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it
 
2017-04-21 02:59:16 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it


Jeter is doing rather well with his media company.
 
2017-04-21 03:04:18 PM  
Jeter's estimated net worth is $185 million. Loria was supposedly going to sell the team to Trump's son-in-law for $1.6 billion.
 
2017-04-21 03:07:06 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Jeter's estimated net worth is $185 million. Loria was supposedly going to sell the team to Trump's son-in-law for $1.6 billion.


Does that valuation include the stadium? I thought Miami-Dade owned that.
 
2017-04-21 03:16:40 PM  
It did not include the stadium. It was also, of course, never actually finalized at the price.
 
2017-04-21 04:19:38 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it


I don't think it would be out of the question. There are active players who will reach mid-nine-figures in career earnings, not counting endorsement deals. A top-notch financial advisor could turn that into ownership money, particularly for a struggling franchise.
 
2017-04-21 04:27:24 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Man, how much better off would the whole planet be if Trump owned an NFL team and GWB was commissioner of baseball.


Drumpf would've had to sell his team at a yuuuuuuuuge loss, and it would've become the laughingstock of the NFL, even more so than Cleveland.

Dubya would've been a far better commissioner than Selig.  Actually, when I read Jeter was teaming with Jeb! to buy the Marlins, I thought, "Wrong Bush brother."  Simply put, if Dubya was commissioner, there would be a ton of asterisks in the record books, specifically the HR category, from 1998-2001.  He might've banned McGwire, Bonds, etc., and un-banned Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe.
 
2017-04-21 04:30:27 PM  

Hoopy Frood: ElwoodCuse: Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it

I don't think it would be out of the question. There are active players who will reach mid-nine-figures in career earnings, not counting endorsement deals. A top-notch financial advisor could turn that into ownership money, particularly for a struggling franchise.


Nine figures doesn't buy you a baseball team any more

bluorangefyre: Simply put, if Dubya was commissioner, there would be a ton of asterisks in the record books, specifically the HR category, from 1998-2001. He might've banned McGwire, Bonds, etc., and un-banned Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe.


This is even more preposterous than "Saddamn has WMD. We will be welcomed as liberators"
 
2017-04-21 05:07:40 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Hoopy Frood: ElwoodCuse: Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it

I don't think it would be out of the question. There are active players who will reach mid-nine-figures in career earnings, not counting endorsement deals. A top-notch financial advisor could turn that into ownership money, particularly for a struggling franchise.

Nine figures doesn't buy you a baseball team any more


Jeter is just the face of a partnership, like how Magic is the front-man for the group of investors that own the Dodgers.
 
2017-04-21 05:27:33 PM  
Yeah, which is why I said "except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it"
 
2017-04-21 05:46:31 PM  

Hoopy Frood: If they can get Loria out of baseball, I'm all for it. That's too big a market for a team to be going on 25 years without ever winning their division. Somebody needs to either save that franchise or, as mentioned upthread, move it and start over.

And there should be at least one club owner who'd actually played the game, especially when players make as much money as they do now. Who was the last, Earle Mack, who played a whopping five games when his dad was the boss?


Because of the new stadium I dont think the team can be moved for some time.  However much he sells it for he will make a tidy profit sadly as he paid less than 200 mil for it iirc.

/Ill take 2 world series over division wins all day.
//Will be glad to get rid of Loria
///Miami sucks as a fan base for just about any pro team.  I dont know what a new owner can do to turn that around.
 
2017-04-21 06:45:11 PM  

Hoopy Frood: ElwoodCuse: Players don't make anywhere near enough money to own a team except for a minority stake in order to be the public face of it

I don't think it would be out of the question. There are active players who will reach mid-nine-figures in career earnings, not counting endorsement deals. A top-notch financial advisor could turn that into ownership money, particularly for a struggling franchise.


The top earning player of all time is Alex Rodriguez with under $400 million. Enter is next at $265 million. He may be passed by some active players but the team values will only keep increasing.

After taxes and agents fees Rodriguez would have pocketed less than $200 million of that. It is a tidy sum, but gonna be tough to turn that into MLB team buying money when even the cheapest team is probably going to be in the billion range. Yeah, it probably could be done but it would not be easy.
 
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