Miami Marlins favors deal with Jeb Bush group, report says

The Miami Marlins are negotiating purchase agreements with groups led by  Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush and Tagg Romney, The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported on Saturday. 

The Miami Herald also reported the Jeter/Bush group was the slight favorite with a winning bid likely to be picked in the coming weeks. 

The Miami Marlins asking price is $1.3 billion. The subsequent sale of the Miami Marlins would occur within the calendar year. 

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Inciarte hits 2 HRs, Braves end 5-game skid, top Marlins 5-4

MIAMI (AP) ��� Ender Inciarte hit two home runs and Tyler Flowers had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Wednesday night to help the Atlanta Braves break a five-game losing streak by rallying past the Miami Marlins 5-4.

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hit a pair of two-run homers, his first of the year. Freddie Freeman hit his third homer for the Braves.

The Braves went 2-6 on a season-opening trip before heading home to open their new ballpark Friday. They can only hope for the kind of success they’ve had at Marlins Park, where they’re 32-15.

Atlanta also hopes for a glitch-free day at SunTrust Park in the opener against San Diego. The retractable roof at Marlins Park couldn’t prevent a 27-minute delay in the fourth inning during a thunderstorm, which caused several banks of lights to go out.

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Jose Fernandez’s girlfriend, daughter featured in People magazine

The baby girl of late Miami Marlins player Jose Fernandez, Penelope “Jo” Fernandez, is featured in a People magazine article, along with her mother, and Fernandez’s girlfriend, Maria Arias.

In the article, Arias says Fernandez loved his daughter “from the moment she was conceived.”

The Marlins superstar died in a boating accident in September with two other men, just weeks after learning he’d be having a baby girl.

Arias said between funerals, memorials and investigations, all she wanted to do was” lock myself in our room and be alone.”

Last month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission released its final report into the boating crash off Miami Beach, which determined Fernandez was the operator of the boat.

The details listed are gruesome and heartbreaking.

But Arias said she’s focused on her baby, who was born Feb. 24.

She keeps  a piece of Fernandez’s clothing and had it on when the baby girl was handed to her.

“I will forever talk about him. I will never let his memory die. I will always keep him alive, no matter how much that hurts me. Because she deserves that from me, and from all of us,” she said. 

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