Miami Marlins fans have, for a long time, hoped for a new owner in light of the actions of current owner Jeffrey Loria. Given the latest act of fan betrayal by Loria and company, fans are hoping now more than ever to receive new ownership for this team.
According to recent rumors, Loria was at least propositioned by another person to sell the team. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a prominent Republican figure and potential 2016 presidential candidate, is rumored to have offered to buy the Marlins from Loria.
According to a source, Bush made a "large offer" to buy the team this offseason, but Loria told him he’s not selling. A second source said Bush had put together a group of wealthy investors, with Venezuelan media mogul Gustavo Cisneros among possibilities mentioned.
If this is true, the Marlins may have been at least considered for sale, even if Loria eventually declined to bite on the deal. Without even considering the spending habits of Bush given his term as governor of the state, Marlins fans probably would have been ecstatic to receive news that the Fish were sold to another owner. Without knowing Bush's way of handling a team, however, we still could not be sure that the Marlins would be properly under his leadership, though most fans would agree that the club's current plan under Loria is suspect at best and that a change is likely to bring some improvement.
Jeb Bush Tried To Buy Marlins From Jeffrey Loria
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