With the 2020 World Series in the rearview mirror, the timeline for Steve Cohen’s purchase of the New York Mets is coming into focus.
The New York Daily News reports “Major League Baseball owners are expected to vote Friday on Cohen’s approval to take over the Mets from Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz, according to people familiar with the situation. Cohen needs to acquire at least 22 out of 29 votes of approval. Just two owners were on the fence with one firm ‘no’ vote as of Tuesday, per sources.”
Last week, MLB’s ownership committee signed off on Cohen’s deal.
That would leave New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the last person who can hold up the sale because of the Mets’ lease agreement for the land which Citi Field occupies.
“This is something our Law Department is evaluating right now, and we obviously want to