A crucial offseason for The New York Mets is upon us. An offseason that has the potential to set the course for a decade to come.
The Amazins look to get back to the mountain top of the baseball world and hopefully stay there on a consistent basis. For so long we have been subjected to little spurts of greatness. A year here, a year there, and only twice in their 60-year history have the Mets gone to the postseason in consecutive years.
That’s what it was like growing up a Mets fan during the Wilpon Era: a little success without much payoff. Then something changed, something that has me constantly pinching myself to this day.
The Wilpons did all of us fans of the blue and orange a favor; they sold the team to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, the richest owner in all of baseball.
Now it has not been all sunshine and rainbows for Mr. Cohen. The 2021 season was a disaster from front office issues to poor team play. Cohen deserves a break for his first full season as he didn’t have the opportunity to put his full stamp on the team, with such a short turnaround after the deal was sealed in early November. However, a question looms over our rich owner as he tries to cultivate a winning team in Queens.
How patient should Mets fans be with the Steve Cohen regime?
I know for me, my patience comes along with this very important move Cohen and the Mets make this offseason and that is structuring the front office. How Cohen makes his hires for the front office has lasting implications. That is why I mentioned earlier that the course of the team can possibly be set for the next decade.
This move will determine that and it gets started with the hiring of a President of Baseball Operations. I know the media and some fans want to rush this process. Even I can be at fault of this sometimes but Cohen is handling it correctly.
You have to make sure you have the right person running this team. The POBO will then hire his GM, and they will hire the manager and coaching staff. On top of that, they will have to construct a winning roster.
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So I am here to be patient as long as Uncle Steve structures the front office in a way that gives us sustained success. At the very least we should hold the owner to his word of winning a World Series in 3 to 5 years. After that, all bets are off!