Keep/Bring back familiar and beloved Mets faces
Sandy Alderson is already on his way back to the Mets organization and I don’t think it ends there. Cohen may bring back more than just the former GM. There are plenty of other staffers and players he could look to reunite with.
Furthermore, there are some current players Cohen could certainly lock up long-term. Michael Conforto makes the most sense for an extension now. Extending Conforto early after becoming owner would set a great precedent for the new regime.
There are no long-beloved former Mets in this winter’s free agent pool, but someone like Asdrubal Cabrera might not be too bad of an addition. There are plenty of trades we could see happen, too. How much do the San Francisco Giants want for Wilmer Flores anyway?
It’s important Cohen doesn’t completely turn back the clock and try to recapture the short-lived glory days of the 2015-2016 run. This isn’t a recipe for winning.
I think a lot of Mets fans would like to see some ex-players back into the fold in some capacity. It’s one of the reasons why watching the broadcast is so enjoyable. Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling are more than just broadcasters. They are fan-favorites from their younger days.
The Cohen regime has a chance to do things differently. Starting with a Tom Seaver statue that must be up by the time the 2021 season begins, beneath his ownership we need to see a little more respect for the franchise’s past.
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What kind of moves both on and off the field do you expect to see Cohen make in his first winter?