Former Major League Baseball All-Star Álex Rodríguez and Jennifer López set their eyes on buying the New York Mets several months ago and it seems like they're just not going to go down without a fight.

“It ain’t over until it is over. We are New Yorkers and we are not going to give up. We feel we have the best bid for the sport, the team and the city," Jennifer López recently told the New York Post.

The Wilpon family - who controls the Mets as of today - allegedly rejected their bid because of Álex Rodríguez's ties with Jeff Luhnowwho's currently serving a one-year suspension for his role in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

That's why they agreed to sell the team to controversial billionaire Steve Cohen. However, he's currently amid an inside-trading scandal and several sexual discrimination litigations, thus he could have a bad time getting the green light from the league to own the team.

Álex Rodríguez To Give Jennifer López Control Of The New York Mets

That's why the investor group led by A-Rod and J-Lo have made an interesting twist on their last-ditch to buy the Mets. According to Jennifer, she would run the show and "be the person in control" of the team.

“This is a big moment in the history of baseball and the Mets to have the first Latina owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. It would be a really big win for racial and gender equality in this country and the world,” said Marc Lore, a senior executive at Walmart who joined their pitch to buy the Mets. 

Rodríguez will still have a say on baseball-related operations, as expected. Moreover, he claimed that their offer is even higher and better than Cohen's, as they've already saved $300 million aside from their pitch to assure the team will be financially safe while they settle in as owners.

A-Rod And J-Lo Promise A World Series Or $100 Million To Charity

Rodríguez and López are so confident in their chances of taking the Mets to the top of the league that they've vowed to donate $100 million to New York charities if the team doesn't win a World Series within a decade.


They've also said that they intend to take the payroll up a notch and pursue top-tier free agents to compete for a World Series championship every year because "that is what New York fans deserve.” Now, the ball is on the Wilpon's court.