Yankees icon Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are bringing a ton of friends to the party to dethrone Steve Cohen’s bid to buy the Mets.
The Yankees nearly infiltrated their cross-town rivals in recent weeks, as bidding for the New York Mets seemed to slow down and focus on A-Rod’s potential pitch.
Unfortunately, free-spending billionaire Steve Cohen reentered the fray, and seemingly blew Rod’s package away…or did he?
Recent reports indicate that Alex Rodriguez and his cohorts may have pulled near-even with Cohen, as things have gotten serious for the desperate Wilpon family.
How’d they do it? After all, all we’ve heard is that Rodriguez and Lopez, while tremendously wealthy, aren’t in the same stratosphere as those dedicated weirdos who usually try to add professional sports franchises to their trophy case.
Well, per reports, A-Rod and J. Lo have added a veritable who’s who of random athletic talents to their proposed ownership group.
Feast your eyes on these names.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have offered $300 million to buy the Mets.
This star-studded potential ownership group reportedly includes Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, Browns legend Joe Thomas, Chiefs champion Travis Kelce, Wizards star Bradley Beal (come to the Nets), former Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, and…Mason Plumlee! Let’s go!
“We couldn’t be more excited to have such high-quality individuals as part of our group,” Lopez and Rodriguez told ESPN, while definitely crossing all their fingers and toes.
According to ESPN, the power couple has offered $300 million of their own cash up in the transaction, which totals $1.7 billion thus far, just behind Cohen’s $2 billion pitch. The difference? The Wilpons would prefer to sell to the athlete super-group if all things are nearly equal, which makes sense considering the mud pile they found themselves in the last time Cohen got close to a deal.
So far, so good, fairly equal. Mets fans have long prayed for a resolution here, but they’d prefer Cohen’s ruthlessness to A-Rod’s smarm. Despite the superpower, this would definitely be Plan B for an overwhelming chunk of the fan base.
Rodriguez and Cohen are both camped under this pop up right now, it seems. So who drops it?