It's a good-news day for the Mets, which - common sense dictates - motivated the Mets to get his news out there as soon as it was remotely feasible.
After all, as David Einhorn said, "We don't even have a completed transaction yet." But this announcement changes the conversation. Suddenly, Fred Wilpon's media tour seems a little more distant.
The Mets tried to present this as the finish line to their saga, but of course it isn't. Fred Wilpon himself told Sports Illustrated that the Irving Picard lawsuit could force him to sell his share of the Mets. And now Einhorn is in prime position to purchase controlling interest, perhaps even legally so.
From what we now of Einhorn, he seems to be pretty clean. He has a far better reputation than Steven Cohen, another Mets suitor. He has a reputation as a "character," but his track record shows him to be an extremely intelligent character. The Mets already have endured plenty of dumb characters over the years.
And he has the Bud Selig stamp of approval, always important. Einhorn says he knew the Selig family when he spent some of his formative years in Milwaukee. It figures.
More as it comes.
--Buster Posey is probably out for the season, a devastating blow for the Giants. The Giants will now have an even greater need for an offensive upgrade, which could help the Mets if they shop Jose Reyes.
--In light of my Nick Swisher post from this morning, I was alerted to this post on Swisher by The Yankee Analysts. Some good statistical analysis, and some encouragement that Swisher will awaken.