Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush teaming up to try and buy Marlins

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a rally at Summerville Country Club in Summerville S.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former New

According to multiple reports earlier this month, Jeter is involved in discussions with Marlins president David Samson and has retained veteran Wall Street executive Gregory Fleming to represent his interests.

The ex-MLB supertsar has formed a business partnership with the ex-Florida Governor to strengthen their chances of buying the Major League Baseball franchise, according to the Miami Herald.

The sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a NY financier, is the duo's primary rival for the franchise.

Jeter and Bush have not commented.

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New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is teaming up with former Florida governor Jeb Bush in an attempt to purchase the franchise, according to the Miami Herald.

Jeb's older brother and former president George W. Bush was a part owner of the Texas Rangers from 1988 to 1998. Both the Herald and The Associated Press cited anonymous sources in confirming the partnership.

Jeter has long talked about owning a franchise.

Jeter was the face of baseball up until his retirement following the 2014 season. "In my mind he'll always be a Yankee", Girardi said. Loria is asking $1.6 billion for the team, but a source familiar with the bidding process said he believes the highest suitor likely will end up paying about $1 billion.

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