On May 26, 2011, the Mets announced that David Einhorn, 42, a hedge fund manager, had been selected as the "team's preferred partner." On Sept. 1, the exclusive negotiating period expired and the Mets decided not to extend it.
Flushing, N.Y. - Saturday, August 6, 2011. Coach Chip Hale and David Einhorn shake hands during batting praatice. Owner Fred Wilpon looks on. Mets vs. Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Photo by David Pokress)
Flushing, N.Y. - Saturday, August 6, 2011. Owner Fred Wilpon, left, general manager Sandy Alderson, center, and prospective partner David Einhorn have a conversation behind the batting cage. Mets vs. Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Photo by David Pokress)
Flushing, N.Y. - Saturday, August 6, 2011. Mets manager Terry Collins stops to join the converstion between team owner Fred Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and prospective team partner David Einhorn. Mets vs. Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Photo by David Pokress)
Undated file photo of David Einhorn.
Mets prospective minority owner David Einhorn, right, said the team's financial future remains up in the air. (May 28, 2011)
David Einhorn, president of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, is to become a minority owner of the New York Mets.
Event co-chairs David and Cheryl Einhorn attend "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" benefit gala at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan. (Nov. 11, 2006)
David Einhorn, who the Mets have selected as their "prefered partner," dressed up as Mets player for Halloween in 1975.
David Einhorn competes in the 2006 World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (Aug. 7, 2006)
David Einhorn, president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital Inc., has been selected as the Mets' "preferred partner," and the team has said it will negotiate exclusively with him to hammer out a $200-million investment in the team.