STATEMENT BY STEVE COHEN
I am humbled that MLB’s owners have approved me to be the next owner of the New York Mets. Owning a team is a great privilege and an awesome responsibility.
I would like to thank the owners and Commissioner Manfred and his team for welcoming me to Major League Baseball.
And I want to thank Fred Wilpon for inviting me to buy into the franchise in 2012. Fred is one of the game’s true gentlemen and I consider it an honor to be the new owner of this iconic franchise.
Most of all, I’d like to thank Mets fans for their unwavering support throughout this process.
My family and I are lifelong Mets fans, so we’re really excited about this. With free agency starting Sunday night we will be working towards a quick close.
Let’s go Mets!