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A new name reportedly joins a bidding group looking to buy the Marlins

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One of the investment groups looking to buy the Marlins is loading up on 20-game winners.

Unfortunately for the struggling Marlins, who could use a frontline starter in their rotation, Dave Stewart and Tom Glavine are past their playing days.

Stewart’s name surfaced in the bidding fray for the franchise when USA Today reported the former pitcher and general manager has joined Tagg Romney’s group -- which already included Glavine -- in an effort to buy the team from Jeffrey Loria. They’re competing with the Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter group to land the franchise.

"We have two very strong groups that we believe will have sufficient financial resources to complete the sale and run the team effectively," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement to the Miami Herald earlier this week.

Both groups have submitted ballpark bids of $1.3 billion.

Marlins president David Samson talks about the discussions regarding the potential sale of the franchise before Tuesday's home opener against the Braves.

Stewart won 20 or more games for four straight seasons, 1987-90, with the Oakland A’s. Glavine accomplished the feat five times.

Unlike the other players (Glavine and Jeter) involved in the two investment groups, Stewart has front office experience, serving most recently as Arizona’s general manager from 2014-16. However, it’s uncertain what role he’d play if the Romney group is successful in acquiring the team.

According to USA Today, Stewart was engaged with a separate group of investors “quietly” trying to buy the club. Now that group is joining Romney’s group, the paper reported.

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