Shortly after reading in January that the Mets were looking to sell a minority stake in the franchise, David Einhorn contacted the team.
Four months later, he is close to completing a transaction that ranks beyond his "wildest childhood dreams." The Mets have agreed to sell a portion of the team to Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., for $200 million, pending the completion of exclusive negotiations and approval by Major League Baseball owners.
"This is something of great personal interest," Einhorn said. "I'm very excited to have this life experience. I've followed baseball all the way from my childhood, having watched hundreds or thousands of games over my life. Having an opportunity to get involved at this level is going to be a fantastic life experience for me."