Mets co-owner Saul Katz recently tried unsuccessfully to persuade Fred Wilpon that they should sell majority control of the Mets, a baseball executive said (NY Post, May 17).
Katz refuted a report last week that stated he was interested in selling his portion of the team (NY Times, May 12).
“There is no truth to the reports of any intention of selling,” Katz said in the e-mail to media. “I have no intention of selling my share of the Mets nor have I ever had any intention of selling my share.”
According to the most recent report, Wilpon, 74, is not interested in selling because he wants to turn the franchise over to his son, COO Jeff Wilpon.