Friday, September 2, 2011

Mets Morning News: Einhorn Deal Dead, Thole & Tejada Injuries, K-RodDeal Complete

The Mets announced yesterday that the deal that would have allowed for David Einhorn to buy a $200 million stake in the team ended after an agreement could not be reached.
Einhorn, the 42-year-old president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, said the Mets had altered the deal last week. “Given the extensive nature of the last-minute proposed changes, further negotiations would be pointless,” Einhorn said.
If the deal had gone through as planned, Einhorn could have potentially bought a controlling interest in the team if the Wilpons were unable to return his $200 million.
Instead, team officials worried that Einhorn — despite numerous public denials — desired full control of the franchise. That led to their backing off of the deal. The Wilpon family favors control of their beloved franchise over all other considerations. They did not want their ownership to be compromised.
Josh Thole and Ruben Tejada had a painful night last night. Thole left the game after being hit in the wrist by a pitch from Miguel Batista. X-rays were negative, and he will see a hand specialist. Tejada was hit on the knuckle of his left middle finger. X-rays were negative for him as well.

The trade which sent closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named later was finally completed yesterday. The team acquired left-handed pitcher Daniel Herrera and right-hander Adrian Rosario.

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