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NY Mets Ownership Candidates: Who will buy the Amazins?

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: NJ Devils owners Josh Harris (L) and David Blitzer address the audience during the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Prudential Center on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: NJ Devils owners Josh Harris (L) and David Blitzer address the audience during the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Prudential Center on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon (L) and majority owner Fred Wilpon during batting practice before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday, June 28, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 6-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With the initial news of the Wilpon Family’s intentions to sell the New York Mets franchise long past, here’s an updated look at the three remaining groups still in on a potential deal.

In typical New York Mets fashion, nothing is ever easy – not even what should be considered ‘welcomed news’ for their fans – like the reality of new ownership in the not-so-distant future.

However, ever since the rumors of a potential franchise sale to minority owner, Steve Cohen, was revealed to be in the works back in December of 2019, those of us relieved by this news have continued to wait patiently for an outcome – or any new developments on the subject since said deal fell through in February of this year as neither side could come to an agreement.

But with the team now edging closer to a deal, it appears that the only three remaining groups who advanced to the final round of bids are: billionaire hedge fund manager, Steve Cohen; former major league infielder, Alex Rodriguez and his group; and business partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.

With Citi Field Tour dates already beginning for these groups still in negotiations, it looks like a transaction could be reached as early as the end of August – according to Sportico – or as late as the end of the year, according to The Post.

While updates about the sale have been few and far between from the Mets-end, or any insider close to each of these buying groups, here’s an in-depth look at the pros-and-cons each of these potential new owners could bring to the club.

Final offers are due to Allen & Co. – the company presiding over the sale process – on August 31st. Let’s hope the best owner wins out. Both Mets fans and the young players on their current roster deserve it.

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