Leading off for Mets new owner Steve Cohen: a deal to buy SNY

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, who closed on a deal to buy the New York Mets on Monday, has one more item on his shopping list: SNY, the cable television home of the franchise.

Fox Business Network’s Charles Gasparino reports “discussions about his possible purchase of @SNYtv will likely occur after the owners vote in November.”

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Sportico, which first broke the news that Cohen closed on the Mets, reports his purchase of the club did not include the TV network.

While financial terms of the agreement haven’t been disclosed, two people with knowledge of the deal have said the sale values the team at about $2.42 billion. That would make it the most paid for an MLB franchise, topping the $2.15 billion paid for the Los Angeles Dodgers and surrounding real

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New Mets owner Steve Cohen to hire former GM Sandy Alderson as president if sale approved

Even with a new owner, there is still nothing new with the New York Mets.

With a sale to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen on the horizon, blessedly relieving suffering Mets fans from their multi-decade toil under the Wilpon family, Cohen is starting to flesh out his front office. His first appointment is a name that Mets fans know well: former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

Cohen confirmed the news on Thursday morning, releasing a statement to the New York Post.

“If I am fortunate enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic franchise, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee all Mets baseball and business operations. Sandy is an accomplished and respected baseball executive who shares my philosophy of building an organization and a team the right way.

“I am excited to have Sandy in

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Sale of SNY to Mets’ Steve Cohen is on hold … for now

New York Mets new owner Steve Cohen is looking to turn a double play. Fresh off his deal to buy the club, he wants to add SNY, the cable TV home of the Mets, to his portfolio.

But Sportico reports Cohen will have to wait a while before he can buy the network.

Sources close to the Mets say the Wilpons may not put SNY on the blocks until after MLB owners vote to approve Cohen’s purchase of the Mets—a formality that some insiders believe will happen well before the bosses meet for their annual mid-November conclave.

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The New York Post reports “there have been no talks, though, between Cohen and the Wilpons about SNY, sources said, disagreeing with media reports Tuesday saying Cohen has an exclusive 30-day window to buy SNY

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New Mets owner Steve Cohen to hire former GM Sandy Alderson as president

Even with a new owner, there is still nothing new with the New York Mets.

With a sale to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen on the horizon, blessedly relieving suffering Mets fans from their multi-decade toil under the Wilpon family, Cohen is starting to flesh out his front office. His first appointment is a name that Mets fans know well: former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

Cohen confirmed the news on Thursday morning, releasing a statement to the New York Post.

“If I am fortunate enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic franchise, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee all Mets baseball and business operations. Sandy is an accomplished and respected baseball executive who shares my philosophy of building an organization and a team the right way.

“I am excited to have Sandy in

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