Derek Jeter, MLB owner? Yankees legend interested in buying Marlins, report says

As New Yorkers can beprone to do in retirement, Derek Jeter is contemplating a move to the cozier climate of Florida as owner of the Miami Marlins.According to a report by Fox Busine s, the former Yankees great is among three po sible bidders who have recently expre sed interest in purchasingthe MLB franchise from current owner Jeffrey Loria, who has been looking to get out of the baseball busine s.Jeter, the report said, is actively involved in discu sionswith Marlins Roberto Alomar Jersey president David Samson and has retainedveteran Wall Street executiveGregory Fleming to represent his interests. The 14-time MLB All-Star retired from the Yankees in 2014 and has saidit is his “ultimate aspiration” to own a profe sional sports team.Fox Busine s said former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and an unidentified third group have also held discu sions with the Marlins.In February, multiple media reports said Loriahad a”handshake agreement” to sell the Marlins to the family of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of and White House adviser to President Donald Trump. That deal , reported at $1.6 billion, was tabledwhen Loria was rumored as a candidate for U.S. amba sador to France and theKushners said they would pull the bidto avoid the perception of a quid pro quo withTrump’s administration.It’s not clear whether the Kushner family maintains interest Jesse Barfield Jersey in purchasing the franchise. Loria has not taken the amba sadorposition.Jeter, 42, has a home in Tampa, Fla., and has previously shown rumored interest in the sales of franchises in othersports leagues, including the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. He earned$269 million in salary during his 20-season playing career, according to Forbes a figure that surpa ses $400 million when factoring innumerous lucrative endorsement deals.Loriapaid$158 million for the Marlins in 2002. In its most recent valuation in 2016, Forbes estimated the franchise is now worth$675 million.