Dave Stewart Part Of Romney-Led Ownership Group In Pursuit Of Marlins

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Former D-backs general manager Dave Stewart has joined the Tagg Romney-led ownership group that is aiming to purchase the Miami Marlins from current owner Jeffrey Loria, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Major League Baseball officials have been informed that Stewart has been added to a group that already includes Hall of Fame lefty Tom Glavine, per Nightengale.

According to Nightengale, Stewart had initially assembled his own team of investors in an effort to purchase the Marlins but has now instead joined the Romney team. Moreover, Nightengale writes that it is believed that Stewart would run the Marlins’ baseball operations department if Romney’s group ultimately succeeds in buying the team.

FOX Business has previously reported the group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush has $1.34 billion to buy the Marlins, and within his report, Nightengale says that both the Bush-Jeter and Romney groups have offered in excess of $1.3 billion. However, Nightengale was also told by a source that Romney’s group has now submitted a higher bid than its primary competitor. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Tuesday that Romney’s group upped its bid from $1.1 billion to match the offer of the Bush-Jeter group, though Nightengale’s column now takes that line of thinking a step further.

The Romney-led group and the Bush-Jeter group are reportedly the two most serious suitors for the Marlins, though FanRag’s Jon Heyman reported earlier today that there could be at least one more serious group in the mix: a team of investors led by Dana Pawlicki of Stonington Capital Partners. Heyman also noted, though, that Pawlicki’s group could also be vying to join up with one of the two perceived front-runners.

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