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White Sox and Bulls Owner Jerry Reinsdorf is Reportedly Trying to Block Steve Cohen’s Mets Purchase

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The New York Mets haven’t been sold, officially, to billionaire Steve Cohen yet, but nobody has indicated the deal won’t be finalized. When it is, Cohen will become the wealthiest MLB owner, and there are indications he will be throwing around that financial weight immediately.

And although Cohen’s pursuit passed the latest step – a vote from MLB’s ownership committee – there was one vote in opposition:

Well, well, well. The NY Daily News report, and the implications therein, suggest White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf has opposed Cohen’s purchase of an MLB team for a long time. While I don’t want to make immediate assumptions about the reason, there have been past indications that Reinsdorf is not exactly a fan of things that might push up player salaries.

The NYDN piece also notes Reinsdorf’s relationship with Alex Rodriguez, whose bid to buy the Mets – together with his wife Jennifer Lopez and other financial backers – failed earlier this year.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.