Report: 3rd potential buyer enters bidding for Marlins franchise

Posted: 17/06/2017 in MLB, Sports
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The long-rumored sale of the Miami Marlins has stagnated somewhat, but the added intrigue of a third bidder may increase the urgency of the matter as another viable buyer has entered the fray, according to a Friday report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that he was “convinced” the Marlins would complete the sale, likely to either the Derek Jeter-led group or the Tagg Romney-led group.

While the third bidder’s identity is unknown, it could nevertheless expedite the purchase for the Jeter or Romney groups – the latter of which includes Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Tom Glavine.

Jeter’s team had seemed to be the favorite to complete the sale, but the recent loss of Jeb Bush appears to have complicated matters.

The Marlins – currently owned by Jeffrey Loria – are expected to fetch $1.3 billion from their eventual buyer, which Manfred thinks could materialize by the end of the month.

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