Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are reportedly teaming up in an attempt to buy the Marlins

The Miami Marlins could have some famous owners in the near future -- at least if things break a certain way.

That's because former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush are reportedly teaming up in an attempt to buy the Marlins, per the Miami Herald:

The former Florida governor and retired New York Yankees star once were rivals for the Major League Baseball franchise but now have teamed up to try and buy the team, the sources said. They are competing against a New York financier named Wayne Rothbaum, manager of Quogue Capital, a source close to the situation said. It is not known if other would-be suitors of the Marlins remain in the hunt.

Jeter's interest in owning a team has been rumored dating back to his playing days. Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, meanwhile, used to own a small part of the Texas Rangers (he served in a bigger role within the organization all the same).

The Marlins had previously been tied to four prospective ownership groups, including one led by Joshua Kushner, Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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