“Greenwich, Conn., hedge fund manager Stevie Cohen, a longtime friend of the Wilpons, had previously been seen as a favorite to buy the Mets minority stake that’s for sale, but word is Cohen doesn’t currently have the high bid. There’s been more interest than first predicted, and the sale is expected to keep the Wilpons afloat, at least for the foreseeable future (until they resolve their Madoff issue). There is no hard deadline to find the minority buyer, though financial pressures means they need to do it in coming weeks. Still, there seems to be more optimism they might hold onto the team now than there was a few months ago.”
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I am eager for hard news. Real news. Not speculation, not guessing, not pseudo-experts predicting what and why it will happen. It’s simple: Who will be the partner? How much are they in for? And, how will it impact the team on-field? At this point, that is all that really matters to me.