From the NY POST
Steve Cohen’s got the votes to become the Mets’ next owner.
The hedge-fund billionaire on Friday received the necessary 75 percent of the vote by MLB owners, completing his $2.4 billion transaction with Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to become the team’s majority owner and control person.
All that stands between the 64-year-old Cohen and the deal becoming official is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign-off — because Citi Field is on city property, the mayor has the right to vet a new Mets owner.
As The Post has reported in recent days, de Blasio has been searching for legal loopholes that would block Cohen. Two law firms hired by the Mets to study the matter both concluded the mayor would be without legal standing in trying to block Cohen.
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For the first time since January 23, 1980, the Wilpon family has no involvement with the New York #Mets.— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) October 30, 2020
The owner’s box at Citi Field will be occupied by the richest man in baseball on Opening Day.
I think I just saw a pig fly outside of my window.
Tune in to SNY RIGHT NOW for live coverage of Steve Cohen's bid to purchase the Mets being approved by MLB owners! pic.twitter.com/zccahWYhTN— SNY (@SNYtv) October 30, 2020
If he wants to pack Citi Field again, this is the time for Steve Cohen to commit to bringing the fans in Queens exactly what they want and deserve, and what previous ownership failed to provide: Sweet Potato Ty’s.— Ty Kelly (@tykelly11) October 30, 2020
Do the right thing, Steve. For the fans. #LFGM
Can the Mets suddenly find long term success with Cohen? I don't know. But I do know the was no chance with the Wilpons.— I (@InnerMetsologue) October 30, 2020
It’s a huge day in Mets history, and importantly, it’s done with plenty of time to make an impact on the 2021 season. It’ll be an eventful winter in Queens.— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) October 30, 2020
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