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Twitter is all jokes after Jeter group's reported $1.2B purchase of Marlins


He did it.

After a months-long saga, Derek Jeter - thanks in large part to the rest of his bidding group - has finally emerged as the next owner of the Miami Marlins, reportedly locking up a whopping $1.2-billion sale with current owner Jeffrey Loria on Friday.

Though Jeter's giant purchase isn't cemented in stone just yet - the league still needs to sign off on the sale - Twitter, as it tends to do in these situations, let loose and had some wonderful reactions to the news:

Jeter putting up 2.1% of money needed to buy Marlins but getting main say over baseball/business ops is a bigger steal than his Gold Gloves— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) August 11, 2017

After over a decade since the Marlins owned Jeter and the Yankees in the '03 World Series, Jeter now owns the Marlins. #poetic— Brett Benes (@bbenes_13) August 11, 2017

Just when you think you couldn't dislike the Marlins current ownership any more...— Andrew Stoeten (@AndrewStoeten) August 11, 2017

Marlins opening day should have Derek Jeter gift basket giveaways.— Chris Posada (@CPoTweetsStuff) August 11, 2017

Someone at @PlayersTribune is getting fired for letting the Herald beat them on the Jeter-buying-the-Marlins scoop— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) August 11, 2017

Jeter gonna pay 25 mil & be the boss of a 1.2 Billion dollar sale, all time off the field player— Eric Lauzin (@Lauzin) August 11, 2017

Jeffrey Loria won two World Series titles while helming the Marlins and still may go down as the worst owner in MLB history. Impressive.— James Seltzer (@JamesSeltzer) August 11, 2017

Jeter has never taken an L— In Hahn We Trust (@Scott_CEOofSUH) August 11, 2017

Yeah but he had to pay for that new ballpa...— OaklandStadiumWatch (@OakStadiumWatch) August 11, 2017


Derek Jeter now owns the Marlins.. in related news, Chase Utley still owns the Mets.— pls (@doyerspls) August 11, 2017

As a #Mets fan, I truly hoped Jeffrey Loria would've owned the Marlins for eternity.— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) August 11, 2017

New marlins ownerships first act should be taking a sledgehammer to that center field monstrosity.— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) August 11, 2017

If I was running The Players Tribune, I'd take the guy assigned to cover the Marlins sale and bust him back down to preps.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 11, 2017

You think the first thing Jeter does is go make himself a 1997 World Series ring so he can have a 96, 97, 98, 99, 00 set?— T.J. Lauerman (@ThatSportsGamer) August 11, 2017

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