#1 Steve Cohen is from Great Neck in Long Island and is a life long Mets fan.
#2 According to reports, if the deal goes through, the Mets will have the richest owner in baseball. This I was actually surprised with.
#3. The 5 year control is basically some sort of golden parachute, face saving maneuver or a transition period that won't play out the full 5 years. Steve Cohen is not an idiot. No one in their right mind would invest $2.6 billion into something and allow someone else to de-value it. If signed, he is the owner. Wilpons may still be "CEO" but I'm pretty sure Cohen will ultimately have final say on how they spend HIS money. If it's for transitional purposes, 2 or 3 years in, Steve Cohen may say "Ok, I got the hang of it now. Now you two and just come into the office and just play waste paper basketball till the 5 years is up."