Jeb Bush left Marlins bid over control issue with Derek Jeter

The shortstop usually does call the shots.

Former Florida governor and presidential hopeful Jeb Bush left the Derek Jeter-led group that is hot in pursuit of purchasing the Miami Marlins from Jeffery Loria over a power struggle with the retired Yankees captain, according to FanRag Sports.

A source told the site that the two “couldn’t come together on how they’d set up the hierarchy and who’d be the ‘control’ person.”

The split between the two friends was amicable, however, and Jeter is still “in position to get the deal done.”

Bush drops out of Marlins bid, Jeter to pursue ‘other investors’

Bush was only expected to contribute a mere $ 10 million to the group, while Loria’s asking price is somewhere in the realm of $ 1 .3 billion.

The other main group interested in buying the team from Loria is led by Tagg Romney, the son of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Romney’s group, which includes Hall of Fame lefty Tom Glavine and former A’s pitcher Dave Stewart.

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