Sources: Mets sale to Steve Cohen on verge of closing

Andy Martino
Steve Cohen treated art in chair orange background
Steve Cohen treated art in chair orange background

The sale of the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families to Steve Cohen is on the verge of closing, according to two sources involved in the process. Those sources expect the deal to be finalized Friday.

In the days after the closing, announcements are likely about the futures of GM Brodie Van Wagenen and his top lieutenants. After that, incoming team president Sandy Alderson will begin search for two executives to run baseball operations.

MLB owners approved Cohen’s purchase of the team last Friday. The closing is the final element of the process.