Major League Baseball owners will vote on the Mets’ ownership transfer on Friday, three industry sources told The Post. The transfer from the Wilpons to Steve Cohen is expected to pass.
The hedge-fund titan Cohen, who has agreed to purchase the Mets for $2.4 billion, needs 22 of 29 votes in order to gain approval. The Ownership Committee, which conducted a deep dive into Cohen, signed off easily on this matter last week, and while the Executive Committee must green-light it before it goes to the full vote, that is regarded as a formality. The full vote will be conducted virtually, as the scheduled November meetings in Dallas probably won’t be held due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Once the owners support Cohen’s membership into their club, the remaining box to check will be New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s thumbs up, by virtue of the Citi Field lease agreement with the city. De Blasio gave no indication in public comments Monday that he would block this transfer from occurring.
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