When billionaire Steve Cohen was first rumored to be purchasing the New York Mets, fans rejoiced as they would have a potential owner not afraid to spend some serious cash. Fast forward a little bit later, the Mets and their fans have exactly that.
Following his purchase of the Queens baseball team, Steve Cohen was quoted saying if we (The Mets) do not win a World Series in the next three to five years, it would be slightly disappointing. Cohen did say he would like to make the Mets a World Series winner sooner than the three to five-year mark and that he is not in it (being an owner) to be mediocre.
Just because Cohen set that three to five-year mark as a goal, does not mean we have to wait that long for the team to make an attempt at winning. As previously stated, Cohen said he would like to win sooner than that benchmark he set and he has gotten off to a good start with the moves in that direction.
The Mets already have a window of opportunity and should take advantage by putting their chips all in for a 2021 World Series.
Cohen cleaned house the first day he took over and brought in his own guys that were headlined by Sandy Alderson. Following the front office turn over the team traded for and extended star shortstop Francisco Lindor, signed quality major league players in Marcus Stroman, James McCann, Taijuan Walker, Trevor May, and Aaron Loup, and brought in some solid bench players/depth with guys like Kevin Pillar, Jonathan Villar, Albert Almora Jr, and many others.
It did not take long for Cohen to show he meant what he said as he pulled out his checkbook and signed quality players, and signed one of the game’s best and biggest stars for a Mets record 10-year $341 million dollar contract extension.
When at full health, the Mets have one of the best and one of the deepest teams in the league that can for sure hang with everyone else. With key pieces on the field every day and a strong bench to back them up, they are in a pretty good position before the possibility of adding anyone else at the trade deadline.