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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Miami Herald: former FL governor Jeb Bush tried to buy Marlins from Jeff Loria this offseason

Owner Jeffrey Loria, in recent months, has rejected overtures from a half dozen people who expressed interest in buying the Marlins, including one of South Florida’s most famous residents: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

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. Cisneros declined to discuss the Marlins in an e-mail. [...]

Loria, 72, theoretically would have more incentive to sell after 2014, when he no longer would need to share profits with Miami-Dade County. But a friend of Loria insists that barring a health problem or change of heart, he does not want to sell because he loves owning a team.

Well sure—I’d love owning a cash cow I can shamelessly milk for profit too.

Esoteric Posted: February 06, 2013 at 02:25 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: florida, marlins

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   1. eddieot Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4364333)
Wow, talk about going from the outhouse to the sewer...
   2. Esoteric Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4364394)
Wow, talk about going from the outhouse to the sewer..
You really have no idea how popular Jeb Bush is across both parties in the state of Florida, do you? You just see the name "Bush" and, without even bothering to distinguish between separate human beings, reflexively think "MUST BE EVIL."
   3. Lassus Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4364408)
Will it help if I agree that it's unfair to assume Bush would be as bad as Loria? Honestly, I'd take that trade sight unseen considering no one could be as evil as Loria, and Brattain would have wanted it that way.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4364419)
Will it help if I agree that it's unfair to assume Bush would be as bad as Loria? Honestly, I'd take that trade sight unseen considering no one could be as evil as Loria, and Brattain would have wanted it that way.


Hey, Georgie was the only man to vote against the wildcard, so there's reason to be hopeful that brother Jeb would have some positive ownerly qualities.

   5. bunyon Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4364420)
I'm guessing Jeb Bush would be an outstanding owner.

He probably also looks at his family history and sees it as a necessary stepping stone to the presidency.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2013 at 05:20 PM (#4364479)
with Venezuelan media mogul Gustavo Cisneros


Doing business with a businessman from Commie Venezuela. That will look good on the ol' Presidential resume for the GOP primaries.

FWIW, Cisneros owns Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan League.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 06, 2013 at 05:21 PM (#4364481)
He probably also looks at his family history and sees it as a necessary stepping stone to the presidency.

Nintendo '16!
   8. winnipegwhip Posted: February 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM (#4364498)
He probably also looks at his family history and sees it as a necessary stepping stone to the presidency.


I guess he would trade Stanton immediately and see him achieve future glory elsewhere.
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: February 06, 2013 at 07:04 PM (#4364554)
You just see the name "Bush" and, without even bothering to distinguish between separate human beings, reflexively think "MUST BE EVIL."

Such is the power of W. Although I just learned that I have a stronger negative reaction to the name Loria than Bush. That certainly wouldn't have happened four years ago.

Anyway, fun game. Santorum or Wilpon? Hmmmmm.
   10. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 06, 2013 at 07:51 PM (#4364572)
You just see the name "Bush" and, without even bothering to distinguish between separate human beings, reflexively think "MUST BE EVIL."

I confess that this was my immediate reaction, but I still thought a Bush could probably be better than Loria.
   11. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 06, 2013 at 08:22 PM (#4364585)
Loria, 72, theoretically would have more incentive to sell after 2014, when he no longer would need to share profits with Miami-Dade County. But a friend of Loria insists that barring a health problem or change of heart, he does not want to sell because he loves owning a team the endless flow of free unearned money it guarantees.


Fixed that for ya.
   12. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:54 PM (#4364652)
You really have no idea how popular Jeb Bush is across both parties in the state of Florida, do you? You just see the name "Bush" and, without even bothering to distinguish between separate human beings, reflexively think "MUST BE EVIL."


I'm going to guess that Ted Bundy's brother is not someone I want owning a ML baseball team.

   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:18 PM (#4364661)
Which one? Al, McGeorge, or King Kong?
   14. base ball chick Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:20 PM (#4364662)
are you seriously comparing george bush to ted bundy???

jeezus

get a grip

george bush is (insert name of whatever idol you prefer) next to loria, who has zero reason to give up that wonderful 30+ mill a year to lose. i get it - the astros have an owner who has modeled himself after loria. only difference is that nobody notices/cares
   15. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:59 PM (#4364680)
bbc--

Your meter is broken. Badly.
   16. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:05 PM (#4364683)
Which one? Al, McGeorge, or King Kong?


Can't be King Kong Bundy, nobody would put up with his demanding his players get 5 strikes.
   17. Pirate Joe Posted: February 07, 2013 at 12:00 AM (#4364712)
Can't be King Kong Bundy, nobody would put up with his demanding his players get 5 strikes.



Would they have a choice?


   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:04 AM (#4364829)
You really have no idea how popular Jeb Bush is across both parties in the state of Florida, do you? You just see the name "Bush" and, without even bothering to distinguish between separate human beings, reflexively think "MUST BE EVIL."


GWB used to be popular, too. Doesn't make him any less evil.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:06 AM (#4364831)
are you seriously comparing george bush to ted bundy???

jeezus

get a grip


Yeah, Bundy probably only killed a hundred or so people at most.
   20. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4364985)
Mm, Florida. Just think somewhere in this state right now Jeb Bush is eating a live puppy.
   21. T.J. Posted: February 07, 2013 at 04:06 PM (#4365237)
Who killed/has killed more children: GWB or Obama?
   22. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4365284)
I don't see how Hussein X is even in that same conversation.

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