‘We Ran Into a BuzzSaw’- Alex Rodriguez Gets Candid on Being Defeated by Multi-Billionaire Steve Cohen in NY Mets Acquisition Alongside Jennifer Lopez

Published 07/15/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Alex Rodriguez is building an empire in the sporting world. Years after retiring from baseball, the former New York Yankees star has been immensely successful in his post-retirement career. Having been a professional athlete for over 22 years, Rodriguez has developed a good understanding of the various sporting ventures.

Almost every baseball fan is aware of A-Rod’s wish to buy the New York Mets in 2020. But Steve Cohen topped his bid and bought the New York-based franchise. Recently, A-Rod opened up about losing his bid to the billionaire business tycoon Steve Cohen. Not to forget that A-Rod was not alone in that bid. His ex-fiancee, Jennifer Lopez, was the second partner of the Mets bid.


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Even though Alex Rodriguez lost his bid to buy the New York Mets, the former Yankee did manage to become a part-owner of the NBA franchise, Minnesota Timberwolves. However, being a baseball player himself, A-Rod could have taken the Mets in a new direction. But he and Jennifer failed to buy the Mets.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez on losing the Mets bid to Steve Cohen

Although Alex Rodriguez failed in buying the New York Mets, the former Yankee is glad that Steve Cohen is the new owner of the Mets. Recently, A-Rod appeared on a podcast show, where he discussed his life, career, business, and many other things.

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Talking to the podcast host Martha Stewart, A-Rod said that he and Jennifer ran into a BuzzSaw. Notably, regardless of how wealthy A-Rod and Jennifer were, it was almost impossible to top Steve Cohen’s bid. He and Jennifer came second while bidding for the Mets.


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“Well, we came in second. So, I say we were the second winner. And we ran into a BuzzSaw. I mean, with a guy like Steve Cohen who was one of the wealthiest people around in the world, he is a longtime Mets fan. And he won fair and square,” Alex Rodriguez said.

“He is doing an incredible job with that franchise. And it’s good for baseball to have wealthy owners who are extremely passionate and are deploying tons of capital into our game.”


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Steve Cohen won the bid to buy the Mets

Per NBC News, the billionaire business mogul Steve Cohen bought the New York Mets for a whopping price of $2.42 billion. And ever since his ownership, the Mets have become a completely different team.

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Unlike the last season, the Mets have emerged as one of the best MLB teams this season. Under the guidance of their visionary manager, Buck Showalter, the Mets along with the Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers, are among the top contenders to win the World Series. Only time will tell about their future in the current season.

Do you think the Mets stand a chance to win the World Series in 2022?



Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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