Mets fans can happily shift attention from sluggish fight for playoffs to Steve Cohen’s future club

Alex Rodriguez had an ally in Jeff Wilpon until the very end. Jeff Wilpon desperately wanted the group led by A-Rod and Jennifer Lopez to take over because the couple, unlike Cohen, would have let him have an active role in the team. Right up until Monday evening, when Sterling Partners announced Cohen would purchase the Mets, Jeff Wilpon was the one propping up A-Rod in exchange for keeping a hand in operations. The Rodriguez-Lopez group simply did not have enough money to top Cohen.

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