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MLB Open To Idea Of Joint Mas, Jeter Marlins Bid, But Former Yankee Rejects Possibility

MLB would "welcome the idea" of Marlins bidders MasTec co-Founder & Chair Jorge Mas and Derek Jeter joining forces, but barring a change of heart on Jeter’s part, it is "not going to happen," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Mas can be credited for "reaching out to Jeter several weeks ago to offer him an opportunity to join his group," but Jeter "rejected that offer." Jeter wants to "control everything -- both the business and baseball side of the operations." However, the problem is Jeter "isn’t bringing enough to the table financially" to "justify running the entire show." Mas and Jeter "continue to pursue the team, but there’s no indication of an imminent resolution." Mas has been "going about this sensibly, carefully studying the Marlins books and asking for an exclusive negotiating period which wasn’t granted" (MIAMI HERALD, 7/16).
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