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.