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Loria Insisted Jeter Kept Role In Marlins Sale, Looking To Bring Yankees' Luster To Team

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 15 / 17

Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria "wasn't going to sell" his team to any "consortium that didn't consort" with Derek Jeter first, according to Dave George of the PALM BEACH POST. It is all part of the "Yankeefication of the Marlins, an ongoing Loria goal." Loria "loved the Yankees" growing in N.Y. and onc...

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