Power couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are in the mix to buy the New York Mets from the financially embattled (at least in the context of pro sports owners) Wilpon family. While there are questions about whether if the Mets’ TV network SNY is involved in the talks and if it would even be worth it to buy the franchise if it’s not, we keep hearing about new potential additions to the prospective ownership group.
Today, Darren Rovell reported the following:
BREAKING: The A-Rod/J-Lo bid to buy the Mets is VERY REAL.
Sources say lifelong Mets fan, Queens native and billionaire Mike Repole, of BodyArmor & Vitaminwater fame + successful horse owner, has joined the group as a general partner.
A dream ownership team for any Mets fan. pic.twitter.com/Ad3BgiHpk6
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2020
Shortly after that, Barstool founder Dave Portnoy heavily hinted that he too could be in the mix:
An anonymous source has asked me if I’d like to be involved with an anonymous professional sports team if they anonymously buy the franchise. I wouldn’t have to relocate. Need to consider
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) June 22, 2020
A couple weeks ago, the New York Post reported that A. Rod and J. Lo were talking to Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan about potentially also buying into the group.
If this winds up going through, who the heck knows what form it’ll take with an investors or if it’ll be successful on the field. However, no matter what it’d be a lock to be phenomenal content.