The timeline for a prospective sale of the Mets has gained clarity. Final bids are due by the end of August, according to Scott Soshnick of Sportico.
There’s more to it than scratching out a number on a piece of paper, of course. As Soshnick explains, August 31st will also represent the point by which a bidding group must be firmed up with verifiable financial resources.
We haven’t seen much chatter on the Mets sale process in recent weeks. There was more gossip than news when last we checked in, including a strongly disputed report about the involvement of Sheldon Adelson and further sports celebrity support for the bidding group fronted by Alex Rodriguez.
While it remains unclear now who’ll come away with the New York club, the process is now set to reach a critical stage. At least five groups are known to be in pursuit, with varying degrees of interest and financial clout. Even as the Mets try to make a September run at the postseason in the final campaign under current ownership, the Wilpons and their advisors will be sifting through bids and deciding who’ll control the next phase of the organization.
Oh the Mets could be ours?
I guess I have to scrounge around
Hiya Lefty. Not seen ya for awhile and glad to see you still around!
As for the Mets and being available? Remember Eastwood from the dierty Harry series in the elevator? “Lots of things you can do with s$7t.. Can play with it, step on it, or just kick it around a little bit….” Seems how the Mets have gone the last couple of decades huh? Let Arod have it and that’s about it.
Yes, I am still around, maybe I comment more on Football or Basketball and I do comment once in awhile on baseball,
There just wasn’t much to complain about concerning the Orioles =0, except when they played your Marlins
As for Dirty Harry lines, I don’t remember that one.
A-Rod and J-Lo will win the bidding and become the NEW owners of the Mets. And will do a total Rebrand from head to toe of the Mets uniform logo front office manager and coaches. And have an aggressive marketing designed for the modern-day consumer.
Opponents of billionaire Steve Cohen’s efforts to buy the New York Mets are licking their chops over fresh discrimination complaints filed against his firm, Point72 Asset Management.
It seems to me like you have some ties with A-Roid
Pics a mlbtr classic
I was just thinking that
i dont know what would be more funny – Cohen not winning, or he does win and doesnt spend like money’s going out of style.
DarkSide830- Excellent point. He should win considering he has the deepest pockets. It would be in the Mets best interest if he does, because he will be ready to spend and quickly. One of the biggest Mets fan ever, should fulfill his fantasy of buying his favorite franchise.
of the three maybe, but you hear rumors of guys who make Cohen look like a pauper being potentially involved from time to time. Lots of investors out there who may want to make a more quiet push. He may be willing to go fairly deep into a bidding war, but how long can he last with guys whose fortunes lap his several times over.
One thing I know about Met fans is that the majority buy into this, overpay big-names and we’ll win charade… what we need is smart spending; not more spending. Let the Bryce Harpers of the world get booed somewhere else.
Oh good, I still have time.
I wanna be part of your group. I’ve got 80 bucks.
HubcapDiamondStarHalo- Anyway I can get in on that also? I got about $50 bucks in my pocket. I’ll try to get the other $30 later. I’m definitely good for it. Sounds like we got more $ then J-Lo?
I didn’t want to throw in more than $5. I guess I’m only getting a minority share. ::sigh::
@Appalachian_Outlaw- No worries after our trade yesterday I see where your strength is. You will be in charge of all transactions being the GM/ president of the Mets. So you will have plenty of power. I will be in charge of bringing more Italian food to Citi-Field. Obviously owning the Braves or the Yankees would be a lot more fun winning then losing with the Mets.
Scott Boras, MLB owner.
How many heads would explode if that were to come to pass?
Lemme start cashin’ in cans and bottles.
Somehow someway ARod and JLo will end up with the team. They (meaning MLB) would just LOVE the NYC teams being ran by the Steinbreners and a former Yankee player, slugging it out for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers! If I were a Mets fan I’d be praying to all above that Steve Cohen wins the bid as he would have a never ending faucet of $100 bills flowing into that team, buying up every good FA on the market. And it would be hilarious to watch him and the Steinbreners try and outspend each other. When you’re not a fan of neither it should be fun to watch from afar.
@Dtownwarrior78- I always wonder what happens after the A-Rod- J-Lo divorce? I assume she would buy him out considering she has more $ then he does? Yikes! Sounds like a much better situation with the Billionaire Steve Cohen buying the Mets.
When already rich and famous people marry each other, there is a prenuptial agreement, invariably. If they buy the Mets, it would make sense if they bought stakes individually, as business partners.
@Gasu1- Yes, you can now tell I’m not rich and famous, like you are I guess I gave that away.
Are the Wilpons actually selling this time or are they trying to get somebody else to take all the financial risk while they run the team for years to come?
@HalosHeavenJJ- it wouldn’t be the lst time the Wilpons we’re being dishonest being fake sellers
Exactly. With then this is a legitimate question because they just pulled this stunt a while back.
Try the Mets
Why the Mets?
Step right up
And buy the Mets
Bring your money
Bring your assets
Guaranteed to have
The team in caskets
Because the Mets are really not wearing masks
Ignoring protocol tasks with the rest of baseball
Everybody’s going down
The C-O-V-I-D the Mets
Of New York town!
You sound like a carnival barker!
@whyhayzee- well said, I couldn’t have sang it any better!!!
I’ll bid $2.1 billion. Will you accept a post-dated check like 12/31/2025?
Ill pay you Tuesday for a baseball team today.
stop being so Wimpy. 😉
Does that include their broadcast Network?
@Appalachian_Outlaw- let me know when you want to make more trades since you have that power. Not that excited about owning the Mets. Can we trade positions? lol
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Dear Lord Baby Jesus, or as our brothers in the South call you: ‘Hey-suz’. We thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to…..ask that you force the Wilson’s to sell the Mets for the for the good of humanity…..and make James Dolan sell the Knicks next.
ROFL! That was really funny. I can see, smell, hear, feel and taste the desperation of all Mets fans in your prayer. My droid filter can’t scrub it out. =D
Wow! The Mets really do take abuse from us, don’t they. We are turning the Mets fans into monsters because someone else is going to run this team soon which will be an upgrade. I mean it has to be because the Wilpons are one of the worst ownerships in the business and had a lot to do with their lack of success.
So when the Mets finally do something, their fans are going to be really difficult to live with..and we made it that way. When that day comes, I’m going to remember I said this and not say a thing. They’ve earned it.
now that’s a haunting prospect
The Dolans take the cake for that. There’s so much potential for the Mets. NY market is big enough to probably support a third baseball franchise.
I wish the Dolans could buy the Mets. And sell the Knicks to Steve Cohen. That would be too good to be true.
Not Rodriguez – please. Just say “no.”
Can someone set up a GoFundMe for me to buy the Mets? You can be my CFO if we reach our goal of $3B I promise. Also the GM position will be up for grabs gladiator-style at Citi Field featuring music by Tekashi 69 and a Yoenis Cespedes petting zoo.
Cohen is winning the bid.
I think Cohen as well
I want the A-Rod & J-Lo group to win just to see what J-Lo would do the owners box. Can you imagine how gaudy that place will be? They might even add some glitter to the uniforms. Baseball needs some rebranding and these two are perfect to do it for a big market team!
She’s going to do a Rachel Phelps from Major League and try to move the team to Las Vegas where she’ll also have a performance residency. ARod will be in the booth and also be a backup dancer.
@Dorothy_Mantooth- Oh please no sale to Jenny From The Block.