Mystery Bidder For Miami Marlins Revealed, Meanwhile Jeb Bush Joins Romney Group

And there is still at least one other legitimate investor, Florida billionaire Jorge Mas, who is interested in the team, as well, The Miami Herald reported.It was confirmed by the Marlins in February that current owner Jeffrey Loria was looking to sell the team. Bush has joined forces with Romney and NY financier Wayne Rothbaum to make a bid of more than $1.1 billion for the Marlins.Romney, the son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is a MA businessman and venture capitalist.Marlins president David Samson is handling the sale, and commissioner Rob Manfred has also met with groups this week.Bush is joining with Tagg Romney and Wayne Rothbaum on a bid of roughly $1.1 billion for the franchise, Bloomberg Politics said Friday. Despite Bush dropping out, Jeter’s group has continued to attempt to buy the organization, but Major League Baseball wants potential ownership groups to prove it has the necessary capital to both purchase and operate the team.Mas is the chairman of the board and co-founder of MasTec, an infrastructure construction business, and chairman of the board of the Cuban American National Foundation, a Miami-based organization committed to bringing democracy to Cuba.Jeter, who retired in 2014, lives in Tampa and has often expressed interest in ownership as his post-playing career involvement in baseball. He bought the club in 2002 for $158 million. Following the bankruptcies of the Dodgers and Rangers, MLB won’t let teams carry too much debt, which is why the Marlins’ bid groups must raise so much cash.