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NY Mets: Top three positions of need to address this offseason

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 12: A baseball hat and a glove sit on the bench in the dugout before a game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 12: A baseball hat and a glove sit on the bench in the dugout before a game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 24: New York Mets equipment on the field during batting practice before a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Nationals 3-0. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

With Steve Cohen in line to purchase the New York Mets, they could be posed to make some big moves this offseason and there are a few key areas to focus on.

Historically, the New York Mets front office has been hesitant to sign big named free agents, due to the high salary and length those deals typically go for.

While there are a few exceptions, this has typically been their M.O. when signing players. However, with Billionaire Steve Cohen in line to purchase the team, things may be different for the Mets this offseason.

Cohen is a big Mets fan and already a minority owner in the team. If approved, he will be the wealthiest owner in Baseball, and while he will not spend his entire net worth on the team, we can expect to see an increase in the player payroll.

In his personal life, Steve Cohen is known to be a lavish spender, having reportedly once bought a sculpture of a rabbit for a reported $91 million, so it’s fair to say he may be more willing to go after a more expensive player than the Wilpons.

While Mets fans are no doubt dreaming of some of the All-Star players Cohen could potentially bring into Queens, it is important to remember all good teams spend their money responsibly and that we cannot just sign every big name.

Based on how the team has performed in the shortened 2020 season, there are three big areas the Mets need to address in the coming offseason.

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