Steve Cohen Hedges Dodgers Deal With Mets Stake, Order Of Fleece-Lined Jock Straps For The Whole Team

The Mets have received commitments from billionaire hedge-fund investor Steve Cohen and six other investors to purchase $20 million minority shares in their embattled club, sources familiar with the deal told the Daily News on Wednesday. The team expects to secure commitments for three remaining shares in the near future, and hopes to complete the offering soon, the sources said. The Daily News first reported last month that the Mets were close to finalizing at least five of the $20 million shares. The stake in the Mets would not prevent Cohen, ranked 35th last year in Forbes’ “400 Richest People in America,” from purchasing the Dodgers, but he would have to sell his interest in the Mets if he completes the deal for the Los Angeles team. [NYDN, related]

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65 Responses to “Steve Cohen Hedges Dodgers Deal With Mets Stake, Order Of Fleece-Lined Jock Straps For The Whole Team”

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    looking forward to seeing the affect female hormones have on David Wright's slugging percentage.

  2. guest says:

    Put my name at the top of the list for the jock strap quality control position please!

    – you know who

  3. Im_a_Dude says:

    $20m? thats pocket change, like maybe 2 zambonies

  4. BrotherLehman says:

    He's two-timing us? I'm suing his ass for 20 years.

    –Mr. Met

  5. juniormistmaker says:

    What is a hedge?

    – John Paulson

  6. Carl says:

    Fleece makes my balls svetty.

  7. Guest says:

    Only reason to buy the Dodgers? To bring them back to Brooklyn!

  8. Mr. Current Events says:

    In other news, authorities have found Lenny Dykstra's DNA on Mr. Met's jersey.

  9. Nervous Rex says:

    I dunno. Sounds Dodgy.

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