“It might make sense for Vinny to be the control individual,” a source near the situation formerly informed The Post.
Cohen, who is worth $14 billion, shopped the group in February for a reported $2.6 billion prior to the offer with the Wilpons failed.
The Post previously reported that J-Rod met with Patriots owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft to discuss a collaboration on arena operations for Citi Field and the advancement of Willets Point around the park.
The J-Rod Mets may be getting closer to reality.
The quote led by Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez has ended up being the “clear-cut favorite” to purchase the Mets, USA Today reported Sunday, mentioning the belief of “a number of MLB executives.”
Last quotes for the team are due by Aug. 31.
There were previously concerns about whether the J-Rod group would have enough money to compete with the other bidders– hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen and another group led by Devils and 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer. However J-Rod has actually included Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola and Vitamin Water co-founder Mike Repole to enhance their funding.
Rodriguez and Lopez would supposedly be investing $225-300 countless their own cash. Viola is worth about $5 billion and Repole $3 billion, opening the possibility that they could contribute more money than J-Rod– possibly making Rodriguez opt for CEO, but not the controlling Mets owner.