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Bobby Valentine Really Is Part of a Group Trying to Buy a Stake in the Mets, Reportedly

Missing from today's Post report about the groups considered serious bidders for a stake in the Mets are many of the high-profile names who've been mentioned as potential buyers over the past several weeks: no Donald Trump, no Martin Luther King III, and no Mike Repole. One reportedly strong contender, for instance, is a group that includes David Heller, the co-head of Goldman Sachs's securities unit. Another includes Steve Starker, co-founder of the global-trading firm BTIG.

But a third group might catch the attention of Mets fans: Led by Anthony Scaramucci, the general manager of asset manager SkyBridge Capital, it reportedly includes Bobby Valentine, who'd told ESPN New York earlier in the week that he'd spoken to people interested in buying the Mets but wasn't formally involved with "any group that is actively pursuing this venture." If nothing else, perhaps the concept of "Bobby V, part owner" isn't quite as far from becoming a reality as we'd thought a few days ago. In any case, by way of an update on the process: The paper says that out of 30 groups who've expressed interest in buying a minority interest in the team, the team has given more than a dozen names to the league for vetting, which must happen before the formal bidding process begins.

Amazin' buyers in lineup [NYP]

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