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Stephen Ross a possible Marlins buyer, along with Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush

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Miami’s alleged professional baseball team is for sale, and the owner of the local NFL team might want in on the action, at the right price.

According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has displayed some interest in buying the Marlins, but only if owner Jeffrey Loria were to drop his asking price.

Ross wouldn’t be a trailblazer there, as Wayne Huizenga once owned the Dolphins and the Marlins as well. The NFL allows owners to have multiple properties, but only in the same town. Rams owner Stan Kroenke had to transfer ownership of his hockey and basketball teams in Denver to his wife before he was allowed to move the Rams to Los Angeles.

Bids for the Marlins are expected to be in the $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion range, but that gets you a $600 million publicly funded stadium that nobody goes to, and a team that hasn’t finished over .500 since 2009. Loria has spent money on the team previously and they’ve won two World Series titles, but he sold off players after winning funding for the stadium and isn’t regarded as what you’d consider a good steward there.

Of course, there are plenty of other buyers for such a distressed property, and the headlines in Miami surround former Yankees star Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush joining forces in an effort to buy the team.

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6 Responses to “Stephen Ross a possible Marlins buyer, along with Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush”
  1. abninf says: Apr 20, 2017 7:46 AM

    Rams owner Stan Kroenke had to transfer ownership of his hockey and basketball teams in Denver to his wife….
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    *wink wink*

  2. tomtravis76 says: Apr 20, 2017 8:06 AM

    One thing you can be sure of if Ross owned the team is that he will allow spending to build a contender.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 20, 2017 9:04 AM

    A sad day for Marlin fans if this were to happen. I would rather see a baseball type guy who is committed to winning.

  4. jgedgar70 says: Apr 20, 2017 9:36 AM

    Jeffrey Loria is some kind of magician. He managed to destroy the Expos AND the Marlins. Hell, Luther Campbell would be a better owner.

  5. finfansince68 says: Apr 20, 2017 11:07 AM

    I’m not a big baseball fan BUT Ross has deep pockets & seems to be committed to winning with Dolphins –
    so WHY wouldn’t he be committed to winning with the Marlins? It has NOTHING to do with whether he’s one sport type or the other… it’s ALL about $$$ & commitment to EACH team.
    Hell – he ought to by the Panthers too!

  6. socalraider says: Apr 20, 2017 6:15 PM

    I guess people in south Florida don’t have trouble sleeping so they have no need to watch baseball

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