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Chris McShane

Mets claim Nick Tropeano and Jacob Barnes off waivers

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The team made a couple of moves shortly after Steve Cohen’s purchase of it was finalized.

Shortly after the major, franchise-altering news that Steve Cohen’s purchase of the Mets had been approved, the Mets claimed Nick Tropeano and Jacob Barnes, a pair of right-handed pitchers, on waivers.

With the offseason having just gotten underway, the team seems incredibly likely to make more significant moves, but the 30-year-old Tropeano had a good, albeit...

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Noah Syndergaard blasts Wilpons after sale of Mets is approved

The 28-year-old Mets ace is due to be a free agent after the 2021 season. His long-term future with the organization is murky, but Cohen will have a say in that.

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Todd Frazier

Now that the 2020 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the Mets’ players.

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The Ink Is Dry

And now, it’s time to celebrate. May October 30th, 2020 be forever known as Met Liberation Day. There has been, and there will be, a lot of “open letters to Steve Cohen”.

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New York Mets could be the ‘East Coast Dodgers’, per reports

Steve Cohen got the approval of Major League Baseball (MLB) owners on Friday, paving the way for him to become the owner of the New York Mets. In a transaction said to be around $2.4 billion, the hedge fund billionaire acquired the franchise from the Wilpon and Katz families and will now be the wealthiest owner in the league.

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Steve Cohen Now Owns The Franchise

After months and months of New York Mets fans begging for our misery to end, it has finally happened. Steve Cohen is now the owner of the franchise and is officially the richest owner in the sport.

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David Capobianco

Steve Cohen purchase of Mets officially approved by New York City Law Department

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Bill de Blasio and the city will not stand in the way of the sale of the Mets.

After the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen was approved by MLB owners earlier today, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted out that the city’s law department has completed its review of the proposed sale and has no objections, thus allowing the sale to proceed.

This was the final hurdle for Cohen to clear, and he has officially done so. There were some reports earlier in the week that the...

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Lukas Vlahos

Steve Cohen’s financial advantages are a reason for optimism

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In an offseason rife with financial uncertainty, Steve Cohen could be an even bigger boon than we’d expect.

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on baseball this season, with the season cut by more than half and fans barred from the stadium for just about every game. A report from the Wall Street Journal showed MLB losing $3 billion this year. With the pandemic still raging worldwide—cases are surging across the US and Europe as we enter the offseason—there’s...

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MLB owners approve Steve Cohen's Mets ownership bid

Friday’s steps officially close the books on the sale of the franchise. Cohen, with an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion, becomes MLB’s richest owner.

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Reports: MLB owners approve Mets sale to Steve Cohen

Previous reports valued the sale at a record $2.42 billion, surpassing the $2.15 billion that Guggenheim Baseball Management reportedly paid to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012. 

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Brian Salvatore

Steve Cohen approved by MLB owners, is now the owner of the Mets

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He’ll do.

Today, the 29 other owners of Major League Baseball franchises voted and they approved Steve Cohen as the new owner of the New York Mets. The process, which had numerous starts and stops, will be completed once the city of New York, via Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, allows the lease of Citi Field to transfer to Cohen. That approval is expected later today.

The deal, which is for 95% of team ownership—with now-former...

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Steve Cohen's Bid for Mets Ownership Reportedly Approved by MLB Owners

Steve Cohen has reportedly been approved to take over as owner of the New York Mets . Per ESPN's Jeff Passan , Cohen's bid for the Mets was approved in a vote by owners of the other 29 teams on Friday...

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Two star-caliber pitchers the New York Mets should be pursuing

The New York Mets‘ struggles with their starting rotation are well-documented. Behind Jacob deGrom, the landscape is not particularly promising for the 2021 season as things stand right now.

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Kenneth Lavin

Mets Morning News for October 30, 2020

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Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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MLB owners are set to vote on Steve Cohen’s purchase of the Mets at 1:30 PM EDT today. The Yankees will reportedly be among the teams voting yes.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has clarified that he is doing his legal due diligence regarding the sale. He is expected to sign off on the lease transfer today if Cohen is approved by MLB.

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Good Morning, It is Steve Cohen Day

The day New York Mets fans have longed for is finally here. At 1:30 p.m. ET, Major League Baseball’s owners will vote whether to approve or deny Steve Cohen’s bid to purchase the Wilpon/Katz group’s franchise.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declines to comment on potential Mets sale

An agreement in the team's lease allows the city to block the sale to someone convicted of a felony or linked with organized crime. While Cohen was never convicted, SAC Capital Partners, his former company, pleaded guilty in an insider trading case in 2014.

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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Jeurys Familia

Now that the 2020 season is over for the New York Mets, we have been looking back at the year that was. After taking a more general view of the offense, pitching, and coaching staff, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the Mets’ players.

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NYC Mayor declines to comment on potential Mets sale

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to directly comment on if he will potentially block the sale of the New York Mets to billionaire hedge fund

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de Blasio’s Spokesperson Contradicts NY Post’s Report

On Wednesday night, the New York Post added some unneeded worry to New York Mets fans regarding Steve Cohen’s ownership future. The Post reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio told MLB commissioner Rob Manfred that he would do everything he can to kill the sale.

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Robert Wolff

UnforMETable: Mickey Lolich

The lefty had an impressive career and an incredible World Series before coming to the Mets in a trade for Rusty Staub.

Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past.

Mickey Lolich was a young, fireballing left-hander who had a notable career with the Detroit Tigers. Lolich had the fortune to shine brightest on MLB’s biggest stage, spinning three complete game victories in winning the World Series MVP in...

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