Could Derek Jeter do for the Miami Marlins what Magic Johnson did for the Dodgers?
In 2012, as the face of a Dodgers ownership group that had bought the team from Frank McCourt, who had taken the team into bankruptcy, Johnson stood at a Dodger Stadium news conference and proclaimed: "Frank is not here. He's not a part of the Dodgers anymore. We should be clapping just for that."
Jeter might stand at a Marlins Park news conference someday soon and say much the same thing, substituting the name of Jeffrey Loria for McCourt.
A group led by Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has won the bidding for the Miami Marlins, Bloomberg first reported Tuesday.