(670 The Score) In the 11th hour, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is attempting to block billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen’s bid to buy the Mets, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
MLB’s ownership committee voted 7-1 on Tuesday in favor of Cohen taking control of the Mets, and Reinsdorf was the sole dissenting vote, the Daily News reported. Cohen outbid a group headlined by former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and is now in the latter stages of finalizing the deal with the Wilpon family, which has owned the Mets since 2002. In 2012, Reinsdorf also opposed Cohen's bid to buy the Dodgers, the Daily News reported.
Reinsdorf and Rodriguez have had a close relationship for years. Reinsdorf has long been one of the most influential owners in MLB, as he had a close relationship with former commissioner Bud Selig.
In the full vote, Cohen needs 23 MLB owners to approve him as Mets owner. That approval is “all but certain,” the Daily News reported.