Mets: A trio of bold predictions for Steve Cohen’s first offseason

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 05: A New York Mets hat on the dugout stairs during the home opener against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Incoming New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has the opportunity this offseason to leave a personal stamp on a new era of Mets baseball with the following three moves.

Our New York Mets owner in waiting Steve Cohen is already making executive decisions at the top despite not being officially voted into the owner position quite yet. We are all expecting Cohen to be voted in and named as the Mets official owner sometime soon after the World Series.

Some of the decisions that Cohen has made thus far include bringing back former General Manager Sandy Alderson as Team President, as well as making it his top priority to invest and expand the Mets baseball analytics department. Yet, some of the biggest decisions still await this winter between deciding the future of current General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen, current Manager Luis Rojas, and opening up his checkbook in free agency.

There is a real strong sense of optimism among all Mets fans around the nation heading into the winter offseason, a sense of optimism that many of us surely can’t remember having in a very long time. That optimism is centered around the organization at long last having an owner committed to winning. It’s hard not to argue that point after viewing his first two moves he has made to this point in his pre-ownership phase.

The Mets will have an advantage that many other teams do not have this offseason and that is cash (that’s still weird to say I know). With many owners and Major League baseball facing budgeting issues due to the pandemic the Mets will be one of the only, if not the only team that has an influx of cash to spend this winter.

With that being said, I expect owner Steve Cohen to make some bold moves this offseason to improve the club as well as keep the camaraderie where it has been working. This is also an important offseason in the sense that Cohen will begin to put his stamp on the organization with the Wilpons out of the picture. Without further ado let’s take a look at three bold moves that Steve Cohen will make this winter to begin a new era of Mets baseball.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse