New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were reportedly leading a few weeks ago in the bidding to buy the Miami Marlins, but at the end of this week its seems like they have some late, stiffer competition in play for the franchise.

Former Arizona Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart and the son of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Tagg Romney, are part of a group that are interested in buying the South Florida franchise, USA Today reported Friday. Tom Glavine is also said be part of this ownership group.

The newspaper reported Stewart was independently bidding for the Marlins, but his group of investors formed into the Romney-led group and now have a super group of investors wanting to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

According to ESPN, the Bush-Jeter group that bid $1.3 billion for the Marlins may fall apart, leading to the Romney group moving in.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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