By: Stache Staff

Fred Wilpon Statement on Mets Sale to Steve Cohen

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“On behalf of the Wilpon and Katz families, we are very pleased with the result of today’s ownership vote. We’d like to thank Commissioner Manfred for his leadership and guidance through this process. 

It has been a privilege and honor for our families to have been a part of this great franchise for the past 40 years. We would like to express our deep appreciation for our loyal and passionate fans, who have consistently supported this organization through the years.  We’d also like to thank the many great players, managers, coaches, and dedicated employees with whom we’ve been privileged to work with through the years, for their commitment to the interests of our organization, our industry, and our community.  

I know that Steve Cohen and his family share the same passion we’ve had for the Mets and for this City. Steve will continue, and will build upon, this organization’s longstanding commitment to the support of our community, and of those in need, which is especially important at this time.  He shares the view that Saul, Jeff and I have long held, that ownership of the Mets is a public trust.  I know that he will take that as seriously as we always have.  

Steve and his family are lifelong Mets fans and we wish them, and our fans, nothing but success on and off the field in the future.”  

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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