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Jeter-Sherman to add runner-up to group

13 August 2017

Miami Marlins president David Samson confirmed that the team has reached a sales agreement with a group that includes Derek Jeter.

The Sherman-Jeter group, which also includes former National Basketball Association great Michael Jordan, beat out a contingent led by Miami businessman Jorge Mas. No word on how much Jordan will be putting in the pot, but regardless of how much he contributes, it's safe to say that the Miami will soon be a Jumpman city. That said, Major League Baseball loves the involvement of Jeter, who has an wonderful record of winning and pristine reputation.

Loria has owned the team since 2002 and won the 2003 World Series by defeating the Jeter-led Yankees. Sherman has spent much of his financial career in NY and has also lived in Naples, Florida.

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Samson said he hasn't discussed his own status with Sherman or Jeter, although there have been reports he'll remain with the organization. I would love to stay here. Several groups were interested, but the Jeter-Sherman team beat out two other rivals in the final weeks of negotiations.

The Marlins were sold for $1.2 billion by owner Jeffrey Loria.

That's why Jeter needs a team to pull it off.

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"It is a process that has had a lot of twists and turns", said Samson, speaking in the Marlins' dugout during batting practice before their game against Colorado.

Many around baseball predicted success for the new regime. "Glad they're not in our league".

In a 2014 interview with Jack Curry of the Yes Network, Jeter called owning a team "the next ultimate goal", and that he wanted to be the guy "that calls the shots".

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Jeter-Sherman to add runner-up to group