The New York Mets have a new part owner.
Asked directly if he could assure Met fans their team will not slide into financial oblivion over the next few seasons, Einhorn dumped full responsibility on the current principal owners. The Mets are not his problem yet, just his expensive hobby. For now, there will be no further bailout or direct input beyond his $200 million investment.
“I can’t make any such assurances,” Einhorn said of a doomsday fiscal scenario. “It’ll be what it’ll be. … There’s a wide range of possible outcomes.”
One of those outcomes – arguably the most likely – has Einhorn gaining a majority share of the Mets within five years as the Wilpons wrestle destructively with Irving Picard. At that juncture, Einhorn may well offer a very different, direct answer to the oblivion question.
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