Rob Manfred sees a lot of potential in sales of Mets to Steve Cohen


Mets fans are not the only ones who see Steve Cohen as the Messiah.

“I think a change in ownership over the Mets is an opportunity to strengthen that franchise as much as possible, and I think in the long run it will be something that will be good for the game,” commissioner Rob Manfred Said during an online program organized by Hofstra University’s Business School.

It would be up to the owners – for whom Manfred works – to approve Cohen, a Long Island native who became a Mets fan and bought 95 percent of the ball club from Wilpon and Katz on Monday for $ 2.4 billion. done deal. Families.

Cohen would need 23 out of 30 votes in November to take control of the Mets, who would not make the playoffs this season.

A blatant history involving Cohen’s former company, which in 2013 led to a $ 1.8 million fine to pay insider trading charges and sue his current company for gender discrimination, though the case was 64 years old. The old may help the reason that other owners will see themselves. The deal must go through an increase in related valuations.

Cohen initially made a deal to buy the Mets in February, but how much influence the Wilpon family would have in the first five years of Villenpone’s ownership is different after the two sides did not agree.

“These kinds of sales, as you can imagine, a couple of billions of dollars, very complicated agreements, and they’re ironing out those agreements,” Manfred said.

Cohen reimagined this spring in the sales process, which also featured power duo Alex Rodrigues and Jennifer Lopez.

Mets fans always hoped that Cohen – and his total assets of $ 14 billion – would end up the winner of the auction, which enamored him with the prospect of spending more money and years of front office senescence. I got used to it.

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