In December 2021 Alex Rodriguez acquired 20% of the Timberwolves and recent rumors indicated that the former player could repeat that formula in the big leagues.
According to a report by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Rodríguez would be interested in acquiring the Marlins in case Miami owner Bruce Sherman seeks to sell the franchise.
It was added that there are two reasons for A-Rod to seek the purchase. In addition to being originally from miamicity where the club is located, Derek Jeter’s unsuccessful as president of the Marlins It is also a factor that the former player considers.
However, the report was of little use because Ron Berkowitz, Rodriguez’s publicist he pointed in social networks that the former major leaguer’s priority is to manage the Timberwolves and rejected any interest in the Marlins.
“Alex Rodriguez is fully focused on ownership of the Minnesota Timberwbolves and Minnesota Lynx,” he wrote. “Any report of his interest in buying the Miami Marlins or any other MLB team is completely false.”
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The origin of the rumor
Heyman pointed out that since Sherman acquired the Marlins in 2017, paid $1.2 billion, is dissatisfied with the constant losses recorded by the organization. Despite this, the executive does not intend to part with the club despite having multiple calls to explore the possibility.
Although Sherman is worried about Miami’s finances, when he joined the club he had the 20th most expensive salary in the league and since then he has reduced expenses; It should be noted that by 2022, Miami has the fifth-lowest payroll in Major League Baseball with a total of $81.01 million.