The Marlins won the World Series in 2003, shortly after Loria bought the team, but they haven't made the postseason since that title.
While the possible sale of the franchise is in the preliminary stages, one source told the Herald that it's all but certain that Jeffrey Loria will end up getting rid of the team he has owned since 2002.
According to two reports, one from Forbes and one from the Associated Press, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is close to selling his team to an unidentified NY businessman, perhaps for as much as $1.6 fucking billion.
An ESPN report claims that Charles Kushner, the father-in-law of Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, is a member of a group that has offered to purchase the Marlins. The buyer is reportedly a real estate developer out of New York City, and because all his money is tied up in real estate he doesn't have the actual cash to buy the team.
Kushner was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering back in 2005.
Charles Kushner in 1985, focuses on Manhattan real estate. So, when word got out a sale may be coming, Marlins fans and baseball fans in general took to Twitter to celebrate.
The Marlins haven't finished with a winning record since 2009 and have the second-longest playoff drought in the majors, ahead of only Seattle. Those deals have rendered the Marlins as one of the most talent-thin farm systems in baseball. Just needs to liquidate some assets first and this is a done deal ...