Report: A-Rod turned down chance to bid against Jeter for Marlins

Posted: 09/05/2017 in MLB, Sports
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New York Yankees great Alex Rodriguez had a chance Wednesday to join in the bidding for the Miami Marlins – against former teammate Derek Jeter – and turned it down, major-league sources told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Since news of the Marlins’ sale broke, the two most prominent bidding groups for the franchise have been one led by Jeb Bush and Jeter and another group led by Tagg Romney. Romney reportedly tried to enlist a Yankees legend of his own by reeling in A-Rod at Wednesday’s meeting.

Romney’s group already includes Hall of Famer and Atlanta Braves pitching legend Tom Glavine. Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart reportedly joined Romney’s bid recently as well.

Rodriguez is from Miami, and while he “has dreamed of becoming a major-league owner,” Rosenthal writes, sources said the star decided the timing isn’t right.

In recent years, A-Rod has made appearances as a baseball analyst and color commentator for the FOX broadcast, including the 2015 World Series. In 2017, he is serving as a special adviser to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner.

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