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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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NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 15: New Jersey Devils owners Joshua Harris (L) and David Blitzer look on during the press conference announcing their purchase of the New Jersey Devils on August 15, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Josh Harris and David Blitzer – Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

As the owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils – along with their ventures into the English Premier League (Crystal Palace F.C.), the AHL (Binghamton Devils), the NBA G League (Delaware Blue Coats), and their most recent minority stake in the NFL’s Pittsburg Steelers, it doesn’t feel like the New York Mets would be their top priority.

And quite frankly, it also doesn’t appear that they would be any different than the Wilpons despite each of their own billionaire-statuses.

Ask yourselves: what have any of the above franchises won in the last ten, five, or even three years?  In fact, none of their ventures have managed to win a championship nor reach their postseason on a semi-consistent basis.

At least with Steve Cohen comes the potential a massive bankroll (larger than Harris and Blitzer combined) to rival the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers in terms of spending on talent. Even A-Rod brings a unique and tested passion to win as a former 14x All-Star and World Series champion along with his partners’ playing experience.

Josh Harris and David Blitzer on the other hand would not bring anything new or different to the table in terms of winning championships. Plus, it’s already been reported that they’re having money trouble raising cash on hand to put forward their final bid for the organization.

Regardless of which group wins out, there’s no denying that each would be an instant improvement over the Coupons. But in the case of this particular duo, it doesn’t seem like their emergence would be conducive to success in 2021 or the years to follow.

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