“I gave it my best shot” in trying to buy the Mets”, said Cohen. “I’m very disappointed we couldn’t work out a deal,” he said in a statement. “But as an 8% holder I’m looking forward to a higher bid for the team.”
Cohen also stated, “I want to thank the fans for their support and the respect they showed me and I want to thank Commissioner Manfred and MLB for their support through the process.”
Many believe that Jeff Wilpon is the one holding up the deal, by not wanting to give up team control within the five-year grace period. Before the snag, Rumors were also swirling that Cohen wanted to gain control of the team much sooner than the five years.
The notion is that now the Wilpon and the Katz family will put the team up in an “auction” type sale.Just when I thought our beloved Mets and the Flushing faithful were out from under the same old thumb…
Source: Tim Healey
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