Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Link: 5 Things Donald Trump would do if he owned the Mets

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NYT: Jeff Wilpon: “We’re not selling controlling interest in the team, It’s not on the table.”

According to The NY Times, Jeff Wilpon, the son of the longtime Mets owner Fred Wilpon, said his family had received many offers to buy a part of the team, but he emphasized that his family would not relinquish a majority share of it.

“We’re not selling controlling interest in the team,” he said. “It’s not on the table.”

In January the Mets said that because of the uncertainty brought by the lawsuit, they would seek to sell up to 25 percent of the team in order to raise money tosettle it. Since then, negotiations between the sides have broken off.

On Tuesday Donald Trump said in an interview with The New York Times that he had contacted Fred Wilpon two weeks ago about buying a share of the team, but wanted to buy a controlling share. Jeff Wilpon seemed to downplay the prospect of a Trump bid for the team.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Donald Trump seeks meeting with Wilpons about buying control

Donald Trump in February 2009Image via Wikipedia
Donald Trump contacted the owners of the New York Mets about two weeks ago to set up a meeting to talk about potentially buying a majority stake in the Major League Baseball team, the New York Times reported.

Trump said today he called Fred Wilpon to arrange the meeting, which has yet to take place, the newspaper said, citing the billionaire property developer.

The owners of the Mets said Jan. 29 that they may sell as much as 25 percent of the team to raise money to settle a lawsuit stemming from Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The owners are being sued for as much as $1 billion over their financial dealings with Madoff, the Times said.
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