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by Kingman on May 26 at 9:09AM
Reports are circulating today that the Mets may have selected a new partner, who would own less than 49 percent of the team and no chunk of SNY. That's what $200 million gets you these days? Geez.

According to the NYT:

"One possible bidder whose name emerged Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the bidding process, was David Einhorn, a Manhattan hedge-fund manager; he grew up in New Jersey and Milwaukee and masqueraded one Halloween as the former Met Dave Kingman when he was a five or six-year-old..."

You had me at "Kingman." Any kid who dressed up as Dave Kingman, then went on to be a billionaire, is OK in my book. Einhorn may be best known as the guy who called out Lehman Brothers before the Great Recession (as chronicled in Sorkin's book "Too Big To Fail").  Einhorn gave a speech at the Ira Sohn financial conference questioning the bank's accounting. And we all know how that turned out.

Assuming Einhorn gets a peek at  the Wilpon's books, he may be able to fix a few things out at Citi Field too, maybe even find enough change to keep Reyes around.

BTW Einhorn gave a speech yesterday at the same conference. According to one report:

"David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital spoke at the Ira Sohn Conference yesterday and gave a couple of investment ideas, and showed his love for baseball, by starting his presentation off with a quote from Ken Griffey Jr. and ended it with a "Let's go Mets" chant."


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