New York Mets: Three things we can learn from the Miami Marlins Rebuild
By Allen Settle
Step #3: Use the Mets Ownership Change as a Jump Start
What was the biggest difference between the incompetent version of the Marlins and the current incarnation of the team? It appears to be one major factor: the change in ownership.
The Fish won a World Series Championship in 2003 with Jeffery Loria and David Sampson leading the way. They preceded to miss the postseason in each following year of their tenure. Toward the end, the franchise felt like a train wreck.
To be fair, it would be unwise to make too much of the team’s success during a wild 2020 season. The schedule was shortened to just 60 games and the postseason field was expanded to its largest-ever number of teams. The playoff berth was nice. But it was not the only reason for Miami’s successful season. The team clearly has building blocks to lead them into the future. The transition to the Bruce Sherman/Jeter group has sparked a new era for the team.
Fans of the New York Mets would be absolutely thrilled if this was also the case with Cohen. The excitement levels are noticeably high. The fears and frustrations of the past are now in a by-gone era. There is every reason for the franchise to prime themselves for what could be the most thrilling chapter in Mets’ history.
It will be imperative for New York to capitalize on the momentum generated by the change in ownership. The end to the Wilpon era gives the franchise more optimism about the future than any ace or slugger could on their own.
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Here’s hoping the team can bring a small taste of the Miami magic to New York City in 2021 and beyond.