By Annie Ross
Part-owner Steve Cohen’s bid to buy a controlling stake in the New York Mets fell apart in February, but current owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon have continued trying to sell the team.
And they might have an interesting new bid to consider. Variety is reporting that Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are raising capital to try and bid on the Mets:
Retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his fiancé, recording artist and actor Jennifer Lopez, have retained JPMorgan Chase to raise capital for a possible bid on the New York Mets, people familiar with the matter said.
The superstar couple is working with managing director Eric Menell, the bank’s co-head of North American media investment banking, said the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private.