Back in January, Mets owners announced plans to seek a minority partnership for the organization. Fred and Jeff Wilpon have been under the microscope ever since the Bernie Madoff scandal, and it’s only gotten worse since the lawsuit. The Wilpons stated that they have narrowed the sweepstakes down to three options. There is reason to believe that, out of those options, one man is the favorite.

Who will be joining this happy family?


Th Wilpons are substantially closer to selling a minority stake to a partner of their choice. The three remaining candidates are Anthony Scaramucci, James McCann, and Steven Cohen. Many reports name Cohen as the favorite in this pursuit. To get you all familiar with these potential partners, I’ll provide a brief background for each of them.

Anthony Scaramucci: He earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University in 1986, and three years later graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctorate. Scaramucci founded SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment group, in 2005. He has served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs, as well as managed many hedge funds over the years.

James McCann: Founded 1-800-Flowers in 1986, which expanded his original floral business through the use of toll-free telephone calls and eventually the internet. McCann established one of the first retailers on the web and filed an IPO for 1-800-Flowers in 1999.

Steven A. Cohen: Received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1992, Cohen invested $20 million into his own start-up hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors. In 2011, Forbes ranked him the 35th richest man in America. Cohen is worth about $8 billion.

I must say that I really do hope the Wilpons partner up with Cohen. He grew up in Long Island as a huge Mets fan, and has enough money to buy the entire team if the Wilpons take an even harder hit. No brainer move.

Any thoughts on the matter?