After David Einhorn backed away from the table after he realized that the Wilpons were trying to renege on their deal to not make him a majority owner if the Mets could not pay him back his investment. The Mets are trying a new approach, $20 Million dollar ownership blocks to friends and family to raise capital. The Mets say that they have 7 investors and the deal(s) can be settled by the end of January. Which will mean the Mets can continue to pay their lawyers off and their unlawful debt.
The perks to having $20 Million to spend on this team are a real joke. It's sought of like having a glorified fan package for the team.
- Business card that lists you as "owner" of the Mets.
- Chance to throw out a game's first pitch each season you're a minority owner.
- Exclusive access to take batting practice at Citi Field on a Mets day off. The Times claims each minority investor will have access to an "owners workout day."
- Free parking to Citi Field. Don't get too excited, though: The club will only allow you a single reserved spot to Citi Field.
- One luxury box. That's the good news. The bad news? The team seems to be having issues leasing out the 54 suites at Citi Field, which go for $250,000 to $500,000 a year.