A-Rod ownership group likely to land MetsBy Amber Lee
The New York Mets are moving closer towards a sale. It it sounds increasingly likely that MLB legend Alex Rodriguez will soon become one of the newest owners in baseball.
With multiple groups expected to submit their final bids to purchase the Mets from owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon, Rodriguez and partner Jennifer Lopez could soon be the face of one of MLB’s most popular teams.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on MLB teams, highlighted by the Atlanta Braves’ staggering revenue hit, the Wilpons have been anxious to sell the team. With the deadline fast approaching, MLB could be headed for its dream scenario.
Several #MLB executives believe that the Alex Rodriguez ownership group, which has shown it has the money, is now the clear-cut favorite to purchase the #Mets. There's an Aug. 31 deadline to provide the best and final bids, according to Sportico.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 16, 2020
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, multiple league executives believe Rodriguez’s group is the clear-cut favorite to win the bidding for the Mets.
Bidding for controlling ownership stake in the Mets has been contested between three parties. Among them, multi-billionaire Steve Cohen has made a strong push after the original deal to buy the club fell apart in February.
In addition, billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer are among the suitors. Both men are owners of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and own partial stakes in the Pittsburgh Steelers.