Cuban-American businessman emerges as potential Marlins buyer

By Vincent Frank
Sep 4, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; A general view of Marlins Park during the fourth inning of a game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Whether it’s former MLB player Derek Jeter or the Romney family, there’s been a ton of reports surfacing as to who might purchase the Miami Marlins.

We can add another name to the list.

Cuban-American businessman and owner of MasTec, Jorge Mas, has reportedly emerged as a serious candidate to buy the Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria.

“A source with direct knowledge of the possible purchase said the small group led by Mas appears to have the most solid footing and deepest pockets,” ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on Saturday.

A native of Miami, Mas’ family has roots as refugees from Cuba. In reality, this would likely be the best potential outcome for the Marlins. Not only do they play in a community that’s primarily Cuban-based, Mas’ ownership group would represent less than a handful of investors. He would put most of the money down on the purchase of the club, with $5 billion in assets from MasTec.

According to Forbes the Mas’ group will offer $1.1 billion to purchase the Marlins.

It will surely be interesting to see what comes of this.