Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez seem like assist in the recreation as capability merchants of the Mets.
The Unusual York Post, citing nameless sources, reported Friday evening that the couple is making an are trying again to prefer the franchise off Fred and Jeff Wilpon’s arms after tapping out three weeks ago, and that there are signs they’d be getting a considerably better deal this time.
Amongst the reasons for that resolution, in step with the Post’s sources:
- The Wilpons in the imply time are willing to sell a allotment of SportsNet Unusual York, the successful TV community that is helping to defend the ballclub afloat. That’s a chief trade of their position, even supposing they serene wish to defend onto a half of the moneymaker.
- J-Rod is willing to save up “a total bunch of millions” of greenbacks of their bear money, and the 2 now own gather entry to to high-wealth bankers at JPMorgan Scurry who, in turn, can attach them up with merchants who’d provide the the leisure of the money.
- One source estimated a weird sale designate at below $2 billion; Forbes journal estimated earlier this year that the franchise is worth $2.4 billion.
Rodriguez and Lopez own moreover been exploring ways to create Citi Area extra successful and impact the areas surrounding the stadium, the Post reported. That segment of their notion has supposedly gotten the glory of Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan, the Pats’ team president.
The vogue the Post save it, the Krafts are no longer in shopping for the team but in the event notion. The Post lobbied earlier this year for Kraft, a Unusual York native, to purchase the membership.