Josh Kosman and Thornton McEnery of the New York Post has a new report out on what caused Steve Cohen‘s deal to buy the New York Mets to fall through. Prior to this report, the prevailing thought was that Jeff Wilpon caused the deal to fall through with exorbitant demands.
As it turns out, that was not the case. Cohen signed a binding agreement to buy the team in December which included the previously reported five-year transition period.
The new reporting is that Cohen didn’t understand that MLB teams had only one control person.