I knew that there would someone who would agree to pay $200 million for a minority share of the New York Mets. I just didn't think it would David Einhorn of all people.
If you don't know of Einhorn, he's not exactly a "sit back and watch" kind of guy.
He was the guy that turned on , before they filed for bankruptcy. He was the guy, who yesterday, called for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to resign. Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital owns nine million shares of Microsoft stock . Einhorn made that call despite the fact that those shares only equal 0.1 percent of Microsoft stock.
Now he's an approval away from getting his share of the Mets, but the majority owners, the Wilpons, have made it pretty clear that Einhorn won't have much say. Unless that's just a public show and it's not for real, it's just surprising that this would be the guy who would accept these terms.