In Steve Cohen’s first offseason as the owner of the New York Mets he flexed his financial muscles by making some big moves. He expected to turn the Mets from a team that missed the 16 team playoffs in 2020 to a playoff and maybe World Series contender in 2021.
Unfortunately, things did not go to plan. The Mets finished with a 77-85 record and a lot of this has to do with the moves the Mets front office made in the offseason.
Some moves definitely panned out and they made some outstanding decisions but some others look awful when looking back.
With the moves the Mets made I expected a playoff team or at the very least a team that would finish over .500.
Unfortunately, this did not happen. The Mets actually played their best baseball when a lot of their great players were hurt.
The Mets were supposed to have an elite offense especially with the additions of the newcomers but they finished 27th in runs per game.
Their pitching led the way in the first half while the Mets were in first place for over 100 days straight but faltered in the second half.
While Steve Cohen definitely spent money, if he spent it better, the Mets might have made the playoffs or at least gotten closer.
There were a lot of big names the Mets acquired but in my opinion, the real value signings came from the lesser-known names.
Hopefully, with a new front office eventually being put in place, the Mets can find some more of these sleepers to help them get back to the postseason in 2022.