In an op-ed for the Business Insider, Cork Gains from Rays Index explains why MLB would be wise to let Rays owner Stuart Sternberg become the owner of the Mets.
Gaines lists the following as reasons to give thought to Sternberg:
- He’s a Brooklyn native, who grew up a Mets fan, still owns a home in New York and has kept his Mets season tickets.
- “There is a good chance Sternberg has attended more Mets games in recent years than Rays games.”
- This is the time to sell the Rays, since, though they have been successful, ‘there is also little hope on the horizon for seeing their attendance issues improve.’
- There is precedent that Bud Selig will do what is necessary to get the right owner in the right situation: In 2002, John Henry sold his stake in the Marlins to buy the Red Sox, after which the owner of the Marlins, Jeffrey Loria, sold the Expos to MLB.
To read the entire post from the Business Insider, click here.