Make no mistake about it, the New York Mets have always been the "Robin" to the New York Yankees' "Batman" in the Big Apple. While that's not likely to change anytime soon, there is one name that could add some much sought-after glamour to the Mets: Jennifer Lopez
J. Lo and her fiance, Alex Rodriguez, are part of a group of investors bidding to buy the Mets. Sports insiders are telling the New York Post's Page Six that a J.Lo-owned team is exactly what baseball "needs."
A source even likens Jen's potential ownership of the Mets to Jay-Z's previous ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets.
Jay-Z, who sold his stake in the team in 2013, "made it cool to go to Barclays Center," that source said.
A second source noted Jen's 126 million Instagram followers, which ranks her as the 15th most-followed celebrity on the platform.
"Forget about any other owner, or even any player. One thing Jennifer has is the No. 1 social media following," the source told the Post.
J.Lo and A-Rod's investment group also includes several retired and current NBA and NFL players. The power couple, however, would be the controlling partners of the team, as they've reportedly put up $300 million of their own money.
With the star power of the group, some believe Citi Field, where the Mets play, could become an entertainment hub.
"They'd leave no stone unturned. It's going to be an entertainment experience," the second source said.
Considering J.Lo and A-Rod's fanbases, that source sees their involvement in baseball ownership a must.
"Someone like Jennifer brings so much to the games, and MLB needs that right now," the insider said.
Further, Page Six notes, the couple would be "Latino owners in a field of white men."
ESPN reported earlier in the week that the group made an initial bid of $1.7 billion to purchase the team. That bid, however, is not believed to be the highest. The report said billionaire Steve Cohen submitted a $2 billion bid for the Mets. Another group, which includes billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is also in the running.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon would prefer to sell to J.Lo's group if its offer is close to the best bid at the end of the auction, according to the Post.
J.Lo's bid for the team makes the most sense in a lot of ways. After all, she does have a lot of hits to her name.