Mets: Three moves we should expect to see the Steve Cohen regime make
By Tim Boyle
The expectation under Steve Cohen is promising and suggests the New York Mets will make some moves The Wilpons wouldn’t have.
The Steve Cohen regime cannot start soon enough for the New York Mets. Fans are already lining up to help The Wilpons pack. Even Mr. Met was spotted taking measurements of their office and relaying them to the future owner.
The hype around Cohen is unreal. Not only is he “anyone but The Wilpons,” but he’s also a filthy-rich fan of the team everyone hopes will run the ball club as such.
Although we’re used to disappointment, it’s too soon to think in those terms yet. Without getting specific on the names, let’s dream a little right now and ponder about three moves we should expect to see the Cohen regime make.
Sign a player to a record deal
I’m looking at you, Trevor Bauer. While Bauer won’t get more money than Mike Trout, I could see his AAV becoming a record for starting pitchers. Based on his old plan to sign only one-year deals once he hits free agency, I could see Cohen and Company giving him a big fat record-breaking deal for the 2021 season.
There isn’t anyone else out there in free agency worth a deal like this. J.T. Realmuto could conceivably get the highest contract for a catcher ever. And if so, Cohen might be the man to do it.
Cohen isn’t shy about flaunting the money he has. Have you seen some of the whacky art pieces in his collection? The man flushes more money down the toilet than I could count in a lifetime.
The “Aggression Era” of Mets baseball is going to start this winter. Hoping to show everyone he means business, we should expect Cohen to break some records and hearts of other teams.