Derek Jeter, the greatest of modern Yankee legends will have his #2 retired on Mothers Day at Yankee Stadium. His wife, Hannah is expecting around that time. Do you think Derek would take it easy by enjoying retirement and pending fatherhood.
Well, he is doing what many retirees do, he’s heading to Florida.
However, Derek is not moving there as much as moving the next phase of his baseball career there.
Yesterday, Jeter along with several others including, of all people, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, won the auction for the Miami Marlins.
“A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal,” Bloomberg News reports. “The person requested anonymity because the sale contract hasn’t been signed. The person declined to say how much the group paid for the team, which is owned by New York art dealer Jeff Loria.”
The cost of purchasing the Marlins is estimated to be around $1.6-billion considering it was just a few months ago that former owner Jeffrey Loria had a deal in place to sell the franchise.
The sale is far from final. There are still details to finalize, plus MLB and the other 29 owners need to grant approval.
And while we don’t know the winning bid, we do know it was another interesting baseball “couple” that got outbid by Jeter and Jeb.
Would you believe Tom Glavine and Mitt Romney’s son also put in a bid, but it apparently wasn’t enough.
In the video below, Derek discusses retirement plans and life after the Yankees.