It’s a done deal.
Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the New York Mets to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen.
UPDATE (2:56 p.m.): MLB public relations confirmed the news in a press release on Friday afternoon:
Major League Baseball announced today that the owners of the Major League Clubs have approved the new ownership group of the New York Mets led by incoming control person Steve Cohen. The vote was conducted during a conference call of all Major League Clubs. The approval is contingent upon the closing of the sale transaction with the current owners of the Mets, which is expected within the next 10 days.
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “I extend my best wishes to Fred Wilpon, Saul