Since their miraculous 1986 World Series win, Mets fans have not had much to cheer about. The team’s strategy has long been the exact opposite of their pinstriped rival a couple miles up north. Fans have suffered through embarrassing scandals, shameful trades, penny-pinching owners, and overall, utter incompetence.
That though will soon change.
On October 30th, after a grueling process that featured hurdles from every walk of life, including the mayor of New York, Steven A. Cohen was approved to become the fifth owner of the New York Mets.
Two days later, Cohen tweeted out to the Mets fanbase, “I would love to hear your ideas to make YOUR Mets experience better.” That sentence ignited a sense of hope in every single Mets fan. After years of feeling disconnected and disregarded by the Wilpon family, the tweet from Cohen was a breath of fresh air and a promise to right the ship.
With Cohen comes his $14.1 billion net worth which is massive compared to the $3.8 billion of the Steinbrenner’s in The Bronx. Something that has plagued the Mets in the past has been their inability to invest in the free agency market in order to stay competitive. Cohen has promised to change that, stating in his introductory press conference that “he can promise you we’re going to act like a major-market team.”
With names like Trevor Bauer, George Springer, and J.T. Realmuto in the free agency class this winter the news of Cohen’s aggressiveness will put smiles on the faces of Mets fans for years to come.
Under Steve Cohen, the Mets can finally shed the title of the “Lovable Losers” and reclaim their spot in New York baseball.
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