According to Jim Baumbach from Newsday, a developer approached the Wilpons about teaming up on a "hub" development. However, the Wilpons decided to sit out.
Although, according to both Baumbach and Randi Marshall even if they aren't part of the RFQ they are still able to be involved in plans later. Baumbach notes that they were very interested in 2006 when the Lighthouse was selected, their plan finished second behind the Lighthouse.
The deadline for RFQ is on Monday.