As noted recently
in this very space,
future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is reportedly teaming up with former Florida governor and onetime presidential candidate Jeb Bush to make a bid to purchase the Miami Marlins. Into this developing fray now comes a current Hall of Famer and another political scion.
Robert Murray of FanRagSports has the scoop …
Glavine of course won 305 games across parts of 22 big-league seasons, 17 of which came with the Braves. He last played in 2008 and was elected into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Glavine made roughly $130 million in his career in salary, and that figure of course doesn’t account for endorsements and outside business interests. That’s a lot of money, but it’s not “buy a team” money.
As for Romney, 47, he’s the son of former Massachusetts governor and former GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney. Bloomberg notes that Glavine’s joining not just Tagg Romney but a group led by Romney, who’s the co-founder of Solamere Capital.
The Marlins are currently owned by art dealer Jeffrey Loria, who’s looking to sell the club, perhaps before the end of the year.