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NFT: AROD kicking tires on buying the Mets

giantsfan227B : 2/14/2020 2:12 pm
This could get interesting.
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I guess  
Matt in SGS : 2/14/2020 2:17 pm : link
you go from 24+1 to owning the whole thing.
Ha  
Mike in Long Beach : 2/14/2020 2:20 pm : link
Imagine A-Rod coming home to J-Lo like, "OK honey... so don't freak out, but I kinda splurged on something today..."
looking forward to the clarification song  
Giantsfan79 : 2/14/2020 2:22 pm : link
she's Jenny from Queens not the Bronx.
This is just a crazy headline to read  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 2/14/2020 2:22 pm : link
Say what you want about him but holy crap did he make a lot of money playing this game.
Shades of Roger Dorn activating himself  
bceagle05 : 2/14/2020 2:25 pm : link
if the Mets hit a rough patch.
He has a good baseball mind  
pjcas18 : 2/14/2020 2:25 pm : link
but probably would be a bad look for MLB with all the emphasis on cheating right now.

Also, I won't pretend to know Arod's finances, but my guess is it would need to be a group - like with Jeter and the Marlins. I doubt he could come anywhere near being financially able to pull this off himself.
Jeter vs A-Rod  
mac attack : 2/14/2020 2:26 pm : link
duking it out for the NL East crown.
This makes me wonder when the Mannings will buy a football  
Ben in Tampa : 2/14/2020 2:28 pm : link
team.
PJ  
DanMetroMan : 2/14/2020 2:29 pm : link
correct. He and his wife combined have nowhere near enough money to buy a the Mets. They would be figurehead investors. Don't see this happening... at all.
Yeah,  
Pete in MD : 2/14/2020 2:36 pm : link
a quick google search shows A-rod's net worth at $350M. Add J-Lo's $400M net worth and they still don't come close to single-owner money.
As article mentioned  
giantsfan227B : 2/14/2020 2:36 pm : link
I don't think big ownership groups are good for the sport. He might be worth 1B but he is not worth 2B or more and wouldn't put it all into the team. You would have to think like Jeter might be the front man because of his name with big financiers behind him.

I also agree with article that Steve Cohen is going to wait for Wilpons to get desperate and end up buying team for less than 2.6B. Their 5Y shenanigans will come back in their face and Cohen will end up owning team.
RE: He has a good baseball mind  
Beezer : 2/14/2020 2:38 pm : link
In comment 14811307 pjcas18 said:
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but probably would be a bad look for MLB with all the emphasis on cheating right now.

Also, I won't pretend to know Arod's finances, but my guess is it would need to be a group - like with Jeter and the Marlins. I doubt he could come anywhere near being financially able to pull this off himself.


Do A-Rod and J-Lo constitute a group?

Doubt it happens ... and that's fine. Not sure it would be all that much fun being a Mets fan with the two of them front and center all the time.
Please no!!  
johnnyb : 2/14/2020 2:41 pm : link
If MLB has issues with Cohen, how can they not have issues with Arod, who was suspended for a year and threatened to sue everyone and anyone. Will he bring with him his special brand of vitamins?

RE: Please no!!  
KDavies : 2/14/2020 2:55 pm : link
In comment 14811328 johnnyb said:
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If MLB has issues with Cohen, how can they not have issues with Arod, who was suspended for a year and threatened to sue everyone and anyone. Will he bring with him his special brand of vitamins?


A-freaking men. My point exactly. If you won't let someone in who wasn't convicted of insider trading, how do you let in a steroid cheat?
Plus his wife  
KDavies : 2/14/2020 2:56 pm : link
is being sued for hundreds of trillions of dollars for shaking her booty.

No way that will pass scrutiny of the MLB owners.
RE: RE: Please no!!  
Chris684 : 2/14/2020 2:58 pm : link
In comment 14811345 KDavies said:
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If MLB has issues with Cohen, how can they not have issues with Arod, who was suspended for a year and threatened to sue everyone and anyone. Will he bring with him his special brand of vitamins?




A-freaking men. My point exactly. If you won't let someone in who wasn't convicted of insider trading, how do you let in a steroid cheat?


The irony in all of this of course is that the current ownership group is fraudulent.

RE: RE: RE: Please no!!  
KDavies : 2/14/2020 3:10 pm : link
In comment 14811347 Chris684 said:
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If MLB has issues with Cohen, how can they not have issues with Arod, who was suspended for a year and threatened to sue everyone and anyone. Will he bring with him his special brand of vitamins?




A-freaking men. My point exactly. If you won't let someone in who wasn't convicted of insider trading, how do you let in a steroid cheat?



The irony in all of this of course is that the current ownership group is fraudulent.


Either that or completely clueless in their financial dealings, which I find hard to believe.
Bobby Bonilla couldn't be reached for comment  
lawguy9801 : 2/14/2020 3:20 pm : link
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RE: Plus his wife  
Mad Mike : 2/14/2020 3:39 pm : link
In comment 14811346 KDavies said:
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is being sued for hundreds of trillions of dollars for shaking her booty.

No way that will pass scrutiny of the MLB owners.

A-Rod and J-Lo buy the Mets, that guy wins his suit and winds up getting the Mets in judgement. God help us all.
RE: RE: Plus his wife  
KDavies : 2/14/2020 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14811388 Mad Mike said:
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is being sued for hundreds of trillions of dollars for shaking her booty.

No way that will pass scrutiny of the MLB owners.


A-Rod and J-Lo buy the Mets, that guy wins his suit and winds up getting the Mets in judgement. God help us all.


Bwahahaha. Still better than the Wilpons.

Sounds like a good Seinfeld episode...
Interesting is Not Good  
Samiam : 2/14/2020 5:03 pm : link
The problem with an Arod or another vanity purchase is that they generally can just scrape up enough money to make the purchase and donít have enough to spend to improve the organization. The kind of money a Cohen or someone like him could bring to the table dwarfs the type of money an Arod can bring to the table and I donít care how many partners he has. I donít think this would be an improvement over the Wilpons, it might be worse. The Mets need someone with deep deep pockets whoíll hire a first rate baseball organization.
AROd and who else ?  
Ron from Ninerland : 2/14/2020 5:40 pm : link
Arod can't afford to buy a team by himself any more than Derek Jeter could. Even if JLo chips in. Now if he held on to that Silicon Valley chick it might be a different story.
its still going to be Cohen  
Chris L. : 2/14/2020 6:41 pm : link
Thankfully the Wilpon's have to sell and Cohen has the cash and really wants the team. This deal will heat back up.
Big Mike  
ripdumaine : 2/14/2020 6:43 pm : link
Says he still thinks its Cohen when all said done
RE: its still going to be Cohen  
Hsilwek92 : 2/14/2020 6:57 pm : link
In comment 14811487 Chris L. said:
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Thankfully the Wilpon's have to sell and Cohen has the cash and really wants the team. This deal will heat back up.


Doubtful. Especially the if Manfred had qualms about Cohenís past. He has to be approved by the other MLB owners too. Itís over.
RE: Big Mike  
Hsilwek92 : 2/14/2020 6:58 pm : link
In comment 14811488 ripdumaine said:
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Says he still thinks its Cohen when all said done


Francessaís a clown.
RE: RE: its still going to be Cohen  
moze1021 : 2/14/2020 8:18 pm : link
In comment 14811493 Hsilwek92 said:
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Thankfully the Wilpon's have to sell and Cohen has the cash and really wants the team. This deal will heat back up.



Doubtful. Especially the if Manfred had qualms about Cohenís past. He has to be approved by the other MLB owners too. Itís over.


Money talks. I'd have to imagine if Wilpons pressured to get it done with Cohen it would still happen...

Let's face it .. the Mets should be a premier organization and the league should be benefitting from them as a big market team. The Wilpons can't deliver that..they just don't have the bank account to be real MLB major market owners. A guy worth $13B is what Mets need...and it would be great for all of MLB...and there aren't many guys our there who can do that.

I don't care what people say about the reservations on Cohen re insider trading..this deal didn't happen simply because Jeffy wants his hero moment. He's deluded. He thinks if the Mets win the WS, Mets fans and the city will respect him and love him. Never going to happen. Pretty clear that if they win a WS it's despite the Wilpons, not because of the Wilpons.

Last thing .. probably pretty hard to find dudes worth $10B+ who have never been scrutinized by the SEC in some way...that kind of wealth doesn't just happen through honesty or by accident..let's not kid ourselves.
You can't make this stuff up  
Carson53 : 2/15/2020 12:02 pm : link
It would be a beautiful marriage with Jeff and Fred.
I have a piece of gum and a paper clip  
PatersonPlank : 2/15/2020 10:48 pm : link
thats about all I think the Mets are worth
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