Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez are reportedly laying the groundwork to purchase the Major League Baseball team, The New York Mets. The Mets were in negotiations to be sold as recently as last December, but that deal ultimately fell through and current majority owner Fred Wilpon is still interested in selling.
The combined net worth of Rodriguez and Lopez is approximately $700 million, but the superstar couple has retained the services of JPMorgan Chase to help them raise capital toward putting in a bid to take over the MLB franchise.
With A. Rod being a former New York Yankee and J. Lo a Bronx-born girl, their status as new owners of the Mets would be a history making endeavor for all New Yorkers.