A lot has changed with the New York Mets over the last 365 days. The Wilpons are no longer in charge. Steve Cohen is the one calling the shots and fans are actually optimistic about what’s ahead.
Things are finally looking up for a franchise often caught up as the laughing stock of the league!
How do we know things will be better? The team has taken some actions to show us so.
Mets did bid for the top free agents
Even though the Mets didn’t land any of the top free agents this winter, they get a nice A for effort. They were the second-place finishers for Trevor Bauer and George Springer. If not for Brad Hand’s interest in closing, the Mets would have probably ended up with him, too.
Unlike me in my senior year of high school, the Mets did their homework. There wasn’t a ballplayer in a jockstrap that they didn’t check on in some capacity.
For years, one of the biggest frustrations with the organization was their tendency to bargain shop. Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas, Rick Porcello, etc. were the best they could do. This offseason, the team made a real attempt at several of the best names available.
Along with this, the Mets have been involved in trade talks for just about every big name player. They even managed to execute a few deals, including one major blockbuster that shows us things will be different.