Glavine, Tagg Romney are bidding forMarlins
Another day, another big-name duo in the Marlins sale mix.
Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine is part of a bidding group led by Tagg Romney, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday.
Romney’s father, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is not part of that bid, Bloomberg reports.
Tagg Romney is a cofounder of Solamere Capital, a Boston-based investment firm that had shown interest in buying theMarlins last year, according to a Boston Globe report inNovember.
Tagg Romney, 47, is the eldest of Mitt’s five children. Earlier this year, the Romneys were in discussions to buy a small part of the New York Yankees, according to FanRag Sports.
Glavine, a 51-year-old Massachusetts native, spent 22 years in the majors pitching for the Atlanta Braves andNewYork Mets. Hewas a10-time AllStar and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 in his first year of eligibility.
Other bidders for the Marlins include former Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter, ex-Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Wayne P. Rothbaum, founder of Quogue Capital in New York.
Multiple reports Wednesday said Jeter and Bush have teamed up in their pursuit of the Marlins. Bloomberg reported that bids were due last week and came in between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.
The Marlins have declined to comment on parties involved in discussions to buy the team from Jeffrey Loria, who purchased it for$158 million in 2002.
Marlins presidentDavid Samson said lastweek that negotiations were progressing with multiple groups interested.