In its bid to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria, a group that includes New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has lost one key member.
“Chicago billionaire Richard Chaifetz, has recently exited Jeter’s group — potentially leaving the Yankees great short of Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria’s asking price just days before Major League Baseball had hoped to have a winning bid chosen by the team,” a report from Claire Atkinson, Ken Davidoff and Josh Kosman of the New York Post said. “Chaifetz was uncomfortable with Jeter seeking control while not investing much money in the team, sources said.”
The report did note that Bruce Sherman, another member of the group, “is picking up some of the slack” left behind by Chaifetz’s departure.
We’re likely to soon find out if Jeter’s group has enough money.
In late June, it was reported that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wants the sale done by the All-Star Game on July 11, so as not to skew the coverage of the game that the Marlins are hosting.