A-Rod Reportedly Pondering Of Getting into Mets Bidding
By Jeff Todd | February 14, 2020 at 1:51pm CDTFamed Yankees frenemies Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, division-rival possession/entrance workplace leaders, and solely only a few years after their respective retirements from the sphere of play? It appears as outlandish to counsel as it’s tantalizing to think about. (Extra of this, please.) Then once more, it didn’t appear notably doubtless not way back that A-Rod can be in a sales space and that Jeter can be operating the Marlins.
We’re nonetheless a good distance from that … let’s name it fascinating … chance. However we’ve now seen the primary indication that A-Rod has designs on the sport’s most attention-grabbing alternative — the supply of one of many sport’s two New York-based groups. Placing the offbeat all-time nice in a distinguished place with the Mets is all however assured to supply heretofore unseen reams of backpage headline materials.
In keeping with Thornton McEnery of the New York Put up, Rodriguez is “kicking the tires” on making an attempt to spearhead a Mets bid. Whereas he and spouse-to-be Jennifer Lopez are fairly rich, even they wouldn’t have pockets deep sufficient to tug this off alone.
As one A-Rod-linked supply places it: “[Rodriguez] genuinely loves the Mets. He and J-Lo have talked about him shopping for a group ever since Jeter bought the Marlins.” It’s actually laborious to think about a greater opening coming collectively; proudly owning a MLB group isn’t the form of alternative that’s obtainable on demand.
For sure, there are fairly just a few potential obstacles to be cleared earlier than we’ll be handled to a Wilpon-A-Rod transition. The uncommon shot to land a NYC-based professional sports activities franchise is of course going to draw vast curiosity. And it received’t come low cost. Per the report, the prevailing possession group is eyeing a deal within the realm of $3B — not together with its possession curiosity in SNY but additionally not coming with the hangover group management scenario that appears to have scuttled the lately nixed talks with minority Mets proprietor Steve Cohen.