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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

More Pro Athletes looking to be a part of buying the Mets.

A-Rod and his investors look to have added some pro athletes into their group. Don't know if this is going to help them buy the Mets. I know this is definitely not the group that I want to own the Mets, so knowing my luck, these will be the new owners.

From the NY POST 

A series of current and former pro athletes have joined the star couple’s bid to buy the Mets, according to ESPN. The list includes Super Bowl champion tight end Travis Kelce, NFL running back DeMarco Murray, NBA All-Star Bradley Beal and Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have such high-quality individuals as part of our group,” Lopez and Rodriguez told ESPN.

Cohen, the hedge-fund billionaire and Mets minority owner, is believed to be the favorite because of his deep pockets. But Lopez and Rodriguez are in the mix as well, and now they are adding to their ownership group that already includes Florida Panthers owner and billionaire Vinny Viola and Vitamin Water co-founder Mike Repole. Cohen’s bid is said to be around $2 billion, along with an additional $2 billion for SNY, though it is unclear if the Wilpons are planning to sell the network. He agreed to purchase the Mets from the Wilpons in December for $2.6 billion, but the deal fell apart after he pushed for immediate control, which the Wilpons initially opposed. The terms of the new sale entail immediate control for the buyer.

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