Hall of Famer Mike Piazza comes to New York Mets Spring Training every year, particularly to play the role of guest instructor for the team's catcher corps. And in the long history of baseball, there are few you'd rather have imparting that kind of wisdom on the position.
Mike Piazza has taken some time away from the Italian soccer team he owns to come to camp today. He's served the past few years as a special instructor, working with Travis d'Arnaud and the Mets' catchers.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 23, 2018
During a recent media session, however, Piazza had an interesting response to a question that had nothing to do with instruction-- potentially owning an MLB team.
Piazza already owns pro a soccer team over in Italy, so he has some experience in this area. And hell, Derek Jeter was part of an ownership group that just bought the Miami Marlins. So why couldn't Piazza, another former MLB star, do the same down the line?
I'm not aware of Piazza's financials -- the soccer team he owns is in Italy's third tier of competition -- so it would be silly to even guess if he can feasibly do something like this. But he made plenty of money over the course of his career, and there's no doubt he could join a group and make a bid for an MLB franchise. Don't count him out.