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Loria agrees to sell Miami Marlins to Sherman and Jeter, source says

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has agreed to sell the franchise for $1.2 billion to a group led by New York businessman Bruce Sherman and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, and Major League Baseball is expected to receive the written agreement on Friday, according to a New York based MLB source.

Sherman, a wealthy venture capitalist who has a home in New York and is building a home in South Florida, will be the “control person,” similar to a managing general partner.

But Jeter, the former New York Yankees star shortstop, will run the business and baseball sides of the organization, the source said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 04:14 PM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: derek jeter, jeffrey loria, marlins, sale

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   1. Khrushin it bro Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:25 PM (#5511542)
*fist pump*
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:41 PM (#5511547)
Does Loria get a lovely gift basket on his way out or is the mountain of cash enough?
   3. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:43 PM (#5511549)
Evil wins again. Evil always wins.
   4. Greg Pope Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:53 PM (#5511552)
So this is going to be like Nolan Ryan in Texas, right? Every single national Marlins broadcast will constantly talk about Jeter and if he's ever in the stands we'll be subject to shots of him at least twice an inning.
   5. akrasian Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:56 PM (#5511553)
So when Jeter goes in the Hall of Fame, will he wear a Marlins cap?
   6. karlmagnus Posted: August 11, 2017 at 05:59 PM (#5511557)
Presumably the Marlins will be run like the Kansas City As of the 1950s. Very clever, Yankee fans!
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 06:07 PM (#5511560)
Well it would be nice if the Yankees got something in exchange for all the money they've given the Marlins.
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2017 at 06:39 PM (#5511572)
The quicker new ownership is in place, the better, and Jeter comes to the Marlins with a Winner's Aura that should help wash away the Loria hostility as rapidly as possible. That's something that might be more difficult for your typical anonymous rich guy. The Marlins have a new stadium that I haven't heard any serious complaints about, one of the best players in the game (Stanton), and according to many published reports, a local population with above average interest in baseball, even if Loria has alienated most of them. That's something to build on.
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 07:15 PM (#5511586)
The Marlins have a new stadium that I haven't heard any serious complaints about

It's only 5 years old. Give it another 10-12 years and it will be badly dated, structurally deficient, and in serious need of replacement for the safety of the Marlins and their fans.
   10. Hot Wheeling American Posted: August 11, 2017 at 08:09 PM (#5511610)
national Marlins broadcast


huh?
   11. McCoy Posted: August 11, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5511620)
I drove by their new stadium this year before the ASG and thought it was the ugliest looking block of eyesore I've seen in a long time. I don't know what they were thinking but they did not accomplish making a beautiful building if that is what they were looking to accomplish.
   12. Tin Angel Posted: August 11, 2017 at 08:59 PM (#5511632)
Is the new stadium easy to get to? Wasn't that the complaint about the old stadium, that no one was showing because it was hard to get to?
   13. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 09:41 PM (#5511666)
So when Jeter goes in the Hall of Fame, will he wear a Marlins cap?
Just like Piazza!
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 11, 2017 at 09:42 PM (#5511669)
Wasn't that the complaint about the old stadium, that no one was showing because it was hard to get to?

I believe it was also cavernous, with poor sight lines, built primarily for football.
   15. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 11, 2017 at 09:44 PM (#5511670)
Presumably the Marlins will be run like the Kansas City As of the 1950s. Very clever, Yankee fans!

Well it would be nice if the Yankees got something in exchange for all the money they've given the Marlins.

Wow, what a softball. Don't make it so easy for YR.
   16. bunyon Posted: August 11, 2017 at 09:51 PM (#5511678)
If you can't beat them, buy them.
   17. The Duke Posted: August 11, 2017 at 11:03 PM (#5511759)
Maybe the marlins can trade Stanton to the cardinals now
   18. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: August 11, 2017 at 11:11 PM (#5511764)
Does Loria get a lovely gift basket


I think it's pretty clear that Loria did not get ####### here.
   19. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:05 AM (#5511774)
Marlins Park is OK. It's not great, it's not horrible. I agree with McCoy it's not great looking from the outside, but what dome is? I've been to 3 newish parks, Marlins, Target, and CBP. Marlins is definitely the worst of those 3.
   20. ptodd Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:18 AM (#5511778)
#2 with a 2% stake in the Marlins. Wonder if he brings Cashman and Girardi with him
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 12:54 AM (#5511789)
Wonder if he brings Cashman and Girardi with him

I will be a bit surprised if Jeter fired Donnie Baseball as his first order of business. Though, that possibility might give Cashman & Girardi a bit more leverage in their expected renewals this offseason.
   22. stevegamer Posted: August 12, 2017 at 01:22 AM (#5511798)
The Marlins have a new stadium that I haven't heard any serious complaints about.


Have you seen that thing out in center field? Here's an article, first one that came up in a search:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/7769420/exploring-marlins-park
   23. DFA Posted: August 12, 2017 at 02:30 AM (#5511803)
More proof of an obviously vindictive God.
   24. fra paolo Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:11 AM (#5511812)
Is the new stadium easy to get to? Wasn't that the complaint about the old stadium, that no one was showing because it was hard to get to?

The old stadium is a lot easier for me to get to, coming down the turnpike from Palm Beach County, as opposed to driving down the nightmare that is I-95 during most times of the day. The new stadium is more accessible to people leaving the office blocks of downtown Miami of an evening, or coming from parts of Miami-Dade that aren't reliant on I-95 to get there.

Pity poor Dave Van Horne, who lives further north than I do (unless he gets a complimentary hotel room on game nights).
   25. fra paolo Posted: August 12, 2017 at 09:16 AM (#5511814)
Have you seen that thing out in center field?

I rather like it. It's sort of David Hockney colour palette meets Claes Oldenbourg and Keith Harring.
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 12, 2017 at 02:17 PM (#5511889)
The new ownership appears to have wide support - Marlins Man Gives Sale Thumbs Up:
“I’m happy the Marlins are sold because they need a fresh start,” Leavy said. “I definitely want to energize the fan base that lacks the energy I see all the time at baseball stadiums across the country.”
. . .
“If it is sold, I’m happy it’s Jeter,” Leavy said. “Jeter is a good guy and, hopefully, he will bring class to the organization.

Maybe Marlins Man will attend home games more often now.
   27. ReggieThomasLives Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:14 PM (#5512144)
Will the Marlins be retiring uniform number 2 next year?
   28. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: August 12, 2017 at 10:41 PM (#5512164)
Why must they wait so long?
   29. Bote Man Posted: August 14, 2017 at 01:29 AM (#5512579)
I'm disappointed that Jorge Mas did not get the nod, assuming this is the final word and not yet another false start. Mas is the son of a Cuban immigrant who built a business from the ground up with strong local ties and a professed love of baseball. Oh, and he is well financed, unlike whatever last minute shaky deal was made between Jeter and Sherman.

And Jeter will run the business and baseball operations?? I just can't wait to see how that turns out!

Pro Robbie Stadium was easier to get to from the north because it sat on the northern border of Dade County with its own exit from the FLA Turnpike. The Orange Bowl site is in the middle of the neighborhood and can be reached with some deft navigation and patience with inevitable delays on the local streets of the "last mile". Same is true of escaping the place after the game. The idea that Marlins Park is located in some party paradise in Miami is just plain wrong; the neighborhood features lots of closed storefronts and is not particularly welcoming.

They missed a golden opportunity to build the new ballpark immediately off I-95 at Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale where there was land cleared years ago to build a stadium of some sort. There are sky ramps to and from I-95, a Tri-Rail and Amtrak train station right there, and it sits only minutes from nightlife and restaurants in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's 10-15 minutes from FLL airport to boot. It's roughly equidistant between Miami proper and West Palm Beach so it would serve 3 counties instead of alienating people from Palm Beach County and farther north, unless they can fly a helicopter to the game over the hellish I-95 rush hour traffic.

I'm in wait-and-see mode on this deal. I doubt that we've heard the last of it.
   30. Lassus Posted: August 14, 2017 at 09:14 AM (#5512605)
And Jeter will run the business and baseball operations?? I just can't wait to see how that turns out!

I can hate on Jeter-worship as much as anyone, but the Player's Tribune has been quality work. This might (of course, it might not) turn out fine.
   31. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM (#5512648)
Maybe the marlins can trade Stanton to the cardinals now


Did you guys realize Stanton has 42 homers already? He's hit 21 homers since July 1st (that's in 37 games).

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