Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush may be buying the Marlins together because it is truly a strange time to be alive.
BREAKING: Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in pursuit of Miami Marlins. https://t.co/vELDQ2WbqB— Doug Hanks (@doug_hanks) April 19, 2017
The Bush family is familiar with the realm of owning baseball teams. George W. Bush used to own a very small portion of the Rangers and it’s still very unclear where his percentage actually went. It’ll be interesting to see the division of power between a future Hall of Famer and a former governor and presidential candidate. No word yet if the deal still gives Jeff Loria the role of Ambassador to France.
Here’s what else is happening in the National League East:
- The Good Phight had an amazingly exclusive interview with Mickey Moniak and you’re gonna wanna check this one out.
- Travis d’Arnaud left yesterday’s game with a right wrist contusion.
- Nationals call Joe Ross up and place Sammy Solis on the 10-Day DL.
- Here’s a look at how SunTrust Park is benefiting hitters so far.
- The Phillies have placed both Clay Buchholz and Howie Kendrick on the disabled list, potentially for the better.
- Adeiny Hechavarria is likely to be activated this weekend.
- Lucas Duda also left yesterday’s game with a hyper-extended elbow, because the Mets can only hide from injuries for so long.
- If you didn’t already have this Bryce Harper t-shirt, you’re gonna want to get your credit card ready.
- Matt Kemp is ready to begin his quick rehab assignment.
- Clay Buchholz’s replacement, Zack Elfin, has only had ten innings of experience, so this is going to be an interesting development.
- The Marlins and Wei-Yin Chen came thiiiiiiiis close to having a no-hitter.
- Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are set to begin throwing programs, but nothing yet on a timeline for either pitchers returning to the mound.
- Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover will share Nationals’ closer duties now that Blake Treinen is out.