Move over Jeb! Bush! Derek Jeter is in talks to buy the Marlins too.

21 Comments

We’ll follow up the Jeb Bush article with this one. Instead of “Please clap” consider this one “Please . .  . Cap.”

Fox Business is reporting that, in addition to ol’ Jeb, Derek Jeter is in talks to buy the Marlins too. Worth noting that Jeter has previously said he was serious about owning a major league franchise after his retirement. Also worth noting that Jeter is not rich enough to buy a baseball team that’ll go for over a billion dollars, and is likely just a tiny minority interest holder in an ownership group, pushed to the forefront due to his fame and goodwill in baseball circles.

Fox reports that Jeter is being represented by Gregory Fleming, a former Wall Street executive and former Morgan Stanley brokerage chief. That’s real money. Think of this as a Dodgers/Magic Johnson/Mark Walter situation.

Fun, though. Can the Face of Baseball be an owner?

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
3 Comments

You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.