Alex Rodriguez emerges as potential Mets buyer


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Dec 4, 2009
If anyone thought the soap opera sale of the New York Mets couldn’t get any crazier after the Steve Cohen debacle, they were A-Rod levels of wrong.

According to multiple sources, the newest name to emerge as a potential suitor to buy the Mets is none other than Alex Rodriguez. Baseball and Wall Street insiders told The Post that the controversial former Yankees superstar is “kicking the tires” on the idea of getting into an upcoming auction for the team. This comes after Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager, walked away from a $2.6 billion deal for 80 percent of the team last week upon learning that the Wilpon family would not be surrendering control for the first five years of his ownership.
“[Rodriguez] genuinely loves the Mets,” said one source familiar with A-Rod. “He and J-Lo have talked about him buying a team ever since Jeter got the Marlins.”
A-rod possibly owning the Mets. What a world we live in


SoSH Member
Jun 21, 2019
This made me smile, but go Alex! Anything to change the state of affairs for the Mets. And while he's talkative on TV, he does display baseball smarts.

Van Everyman

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Apr 30, 2009
It would get him off Sunday Night baseball, so I’m all for it.
Oh come on, he’s shockingly good and often very good in that role.

In fact, Arod’s entire post-playing career has been shocking in that it has been anything but the train wreck his playing career turned into.

I want to see this happen too, tho.

jon abbey

Shanghai Warrior
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Jul 15, 2005
Oh come on, he’s shockingly good and often very good in that role.
IMO he is quite bad at it, he still has this incredible need to please everyone and he has no idea who his audience is and how to communicate effectively with them. The only time I have heard him be good is one game in the Yankee booth when Cone was there also, the presence of another accomplished player next to him seemed to help quite a bit.


SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
Blackstone MA
It seems like he would just be the face of the group and why would you want him as your face?
He'd be way more than just the face of the group.
ARod has a net worth twice of Jeter. His actual business experience is also way ahead of what Jeter when he led he Marlins purchase. Add in JLO's portfolio and he would be a very credible leader of any buying group. I say this begrudgingly, but Arod would likely immediately be one of the best owners in baseball. I doubt he'd have any problem putting together a group of well heeled investors to insure the team is well capitalized. The steroid stuff is way behind him as a matter of profile and he'll bring tons of publicity and celebrity cred to the Mets. I also think he would be a good baseball executive. Just like Arod was the far better shortstop than Jeter, he'll be a thousands times better owner. (low bar for being better than Jeter aside)

If I'm Manfred, I find a way to make this happen.


He'll cry if he wants to...
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Dec 8, 2006
Will their new mascot be a Centaur Mr Met?
C’mon people. We cannot let a gold nugget like this go unappreciated. Fours hours and no love? This is why we need a like button or something around here.

Can’t imagine it’s for that large of a stake, right? Would he be able to raise over $1bil. let alone 2+?