As you may have heard, in the last month, Steve Cohen has emerged as the frontrunner for a minority stake in the New York Mets. Cohen's partial ownership would undoubtedly please a great many people- the organization, which needs the money, the players, who need the discipline, the the SAC employees, who will take over the grill at the in-house Shake Shack when the burgers are deemed shit, and most of all, the fans, who stand to benefit the most from Steve’s leadership, as you don’t win rings without having a guy around who will light a fire under everyone’s ass. And yet, it sounds like none of that is gonna happen.
According to the Post, Sterling Equities, which owns the team, "has gone back to bidders who had made offers it rejected and asked them to resubmit offers," after SC apparently "lost interest." The loss of interest may or may not have had something to do with the MLB sticking its noses where they don't belong.
Cohen may be falling from his leadership position because MLB, which must approve his investment, has some questions about the reported federal probe into trading activity at Cohen's SAC Capital, a source close to the situation said.
What the Mets should have done, if they cared about winning, was told Bud Selig to buzz off. But you know what? That's fine. Give the stake to some hack who lacks vision. Then continue your losing tradition while Cohen? Starts his own pro ball league.