A $1.2 billion bid from Derek Jeter and other investors for the Miami Marlins is reportedly headed to Major League Baseball for approval. Jeter would serve as CEO. We discuss the success of former star players in team management and name our favorite. Plus a conversation about the rising importance of data and analytics in sports with Jessica Gelman who runs the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and works with the Kraft family which owns the New England Patriots.

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(Rick Horrow is the CEO of Horrow Sports. As an attorney and consultant, he has been the architect of 100+ deals worth more than $20 billion in sports, performing arts, and other urban infrastructure projects. Horrow pioneered the public/private partnership and infrastructure branding concepts that, to date, have enticed more than $4 billion in corporate funding to cities and development projects. The opinions expressed here and in videos and podcasts hosted by Rick are his alone and do not represent the views of Reuters.)