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Mets’ likely savior Steve Cohen is a controversial free spender who ‘f—ing hates to lose’

The potential new owner of the Mets may have faults — but spending money is not one of them.

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen — in talks to buy 80 percent of the Mets — is a huge modern art collector with a penchant for setting records at auctions. Just this May, he set a new record for a living artist when he forked over $91 million at auction for a Jeff Koons bunny sculpture. In 2015, he was the secret buyer of the world’s most expensive sculpture, Alberto Giacometti’s “Man Pointing,” for $141.3 million at Christie’s.