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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez Get Boost in Bid for Mets

A bid from energy couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez to purchase the New York Mets has gotten an surprising increase from an surprising supply: Vitamin Water co-founder Mike Repole.

According to a number of studies, Repole, a Queens native and lifelong Mets fan who’s value greater than a billion {dollars} and additionally owns horses, is stepping as much as the plate and has joined the funding group A-Rod and J.Lo have set as much as attempt to purchase the workforce. With a mixed web value of $700 million, J-Rod would want some assist to buy the 80 % stake the house owners of the Mets, the Wilpon household, are attempting to promote.

Even if the deal does go down with the assistance of Repole, Rodriguez and Lopez, who have been working with JPMorgan to iron out the small print of the potential sale, would nonetheless be the management house owners of the workforce, sources informed The New York Post.

Last month, it was reported that Rodriguez and Lopez — who ought to each theoretically be Yankees followers — have been in involving Robert Kraft and his household, who personal the New England Patriots, in the deal.

It’s unclear if Repole could be a alternative for the Krafts, however that would definitely make some sense from a rooting perspective because the New York Jets, who’re the workforce of alternative for most Mets followers, have had their struggles with the Kraft-led Patriots for the higher a part of 20 years.

Dave Portnoy, an enormous Boston sports activities fan who can be the bulk proprietor of Barstool Sports, has additionally been talked about as a possible member of J-Rod’s possession group, no less than based on him.

picture :Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez on the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)Getty Images for Turner

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