There’s trouble afoot for Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush in their bid to buy the Marlins, and it’s trouble of the deep-pocketed variety.
Palm Beach billionaire Charles Dean Metropoulos, the Twinkie-tycoon with a buyout firm in control of Hostess Brands, who has a $7.5 million pad on Chilean Avenue, is looking seriously at the Marlins with an eye toward purchase, an involved source has said.
Metropoulos—with a net worth of $2.4 billion according to Forbes—certainly has sufficient wealth to be a contender in the process, and has reportedly been interested in buying a sports team for his sons Evan and Daren.
Bush—who seems to be making a habit of underestimating his competition—rebuffed Metropoulos when the billionaire approached him recently at The Breakers about making a joint offer on the team, casting his lot instead with Jeter.
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