The retired New York Yankees star is apparently "kicking the tires" on the idea of getting into an auction for the team, although his bid appears to be a long shot and would require a larger ownership group, sources told McEnery.
A-Rod's reported interest follows last week's news that billionaire hedge fund operator Steve Cohen informed Mets CEO Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon that he was backing out of a potential bid to acquire 80% of the franchise.
Cohen reportedly has not fully given up on purchasing the team, but Rodriguez's interest could complicate matters.
A-Rod retired from playing in 2016 with more than $440 million in career earnings. He's currently a businessman and a baseball analyst who's engaged to pop star Jennifer Lopez.
"(Rodriguez) genuinely loves the Mets," a source said, according to McEnery. "He and J-Lo have talked about him buying a team ever since Jeter got the (Miami) Marlins."