Arlington, Texas — Wilpon is the finishing touch to Mets’ long-standing ownership.
On Monday afternoon, team sources confirmed that Mets held a zoom call across the organization to recognize employees who reached service milestones. At the end of the call, COO Jeff Wilpon thanked all employees and said goodbye to them. This strongly indicates that a change of ownership is imminent.
Wilpons, who took over the team’s sole ownership in 2002 and acquired partner Nelson Doubleday (who has held part of the team since 1980), sells Mets to hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen for $ 2.4 billion. Agreed to. For Cohen to officially take over, some more checkboxes need to be selected. Cohen is first approved by the executive council of eight members of Major League Baseball and then by 75% of all owners (22 out of 29, Mets), assuming they pass. is needed. Guaranteed to approve).And New York Mayor Bill de Blasio You need to approve the transfer Citi Field has a lease agreement with the city. None of these are considered high disabilities.
Kyle Gelling, Producer of Barstool Sports, First reported Wilpon’s goodbye message, Twitter.
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