St. John’s University alum Mike Repole’s bid to buy New York Mets ends

St. John's University alum Mike Repole. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
St. John's University alum Mike Repole. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The dream to own the New York Mets has come to and end for St. John’s University alum Mike Repole.

It was perhaps one of the best days in recent memory for the New York Mets.

The team swept its crosstown rival New York Yankees in a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, the second game seeing the Mets walk-off the Bronx Bombers in its own ballpark due to a makeup game cause by COVID-19 and the sale of the team is coming to an end.

However, for lifelong Mets fan Mike Repole it wasn’t one of the best days of the season as the group he was apart of was informed that they were no longer in contention of purchasing the team from Fred and Jeff Wilpon.

The sale is trending towards the direction of Steve Cohen, a multibillionaire hedge fund manager, who originally had a deal in place with the Wilpon’s to purchase the team earlier in 2020, but the deal was walked back over late negotiations.

Repole entered the picture after joining a group led by former Yankees All-Star third baseman  Alex Rodriquez and his fiancé and pop sensation Jennifer Lopez.

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Lopez released the following statement on her social media platforms once word became official that Cohen had the exclusive bidding rights for the team.

Mike Repole will continue his work as. entrepreneur, businessman, and the owner of Repole Stables, which is currently 2nd in the owner standings at Saratoga Race Course, four victories behind the powerful Klaravich Stables as of Sunday afternoon.

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The silks of Repole Stables are blue and orange, representative of the colors of the New York Mets, which has most recently saddled Vino Rosso, the Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion in 2019.

Cohen’s purchase of the New York Mets is imminent as reports expect an announcement in the coming days from both parties.