Ya gotta believe. It doesn’t matter what it is. Ya gotta believe in it. New York Mets owner Steve Cohen gave fans plenty to believe in when he took over as majority owner after the 2020 season. Now almost three full seasons in, how are the fans truly feeling about him?
For the most part, Cohen has gotten little blame for how the team has performed on the field. It’s not really up to him. Being an owner is about so much more than wins and losses. He represents something else.
What we’re living through right now is more of a Steve Cohen era of Mets baseball. The attitude is different. The expectations have been raised. The fans have something to believe in. There are also a few shades of doubt to consider. Is this all a part of the masterplan by the baseball gods or were we too eager to believe an ownership change was all this club needed?
NY Mets fans still believe in the Steve Cohen era because he hasn’t backed down from the mission
The goal was to win a championship in what, five years? The Mets are playing out the rest of the 2023 season with only a slim shot at even making it to the postseason. The mission isn’t a failure yet. If it takes a sixth season, so be it.
Cohen hasn’t backed down from the goal of building a winner in Queens. We can debate personnel, number retirements, and which jerseys the team should wear. Undoubtedly the one thing every Mets fan has in common is the desire to win; although plenty seem to prefer them to lose for some strange reason.
Cohen’s actions and words continue to express the will to create a winning ball club. They may have taken a step back in 2023 with the moves at the trade deadline, but it’s not a rebuild they’re going through. He has put trust in people like Billy Eppler to lead the team in the right direction from a baseball standpoint. Cohen comes across as a wise baseball fan. In the end, his job is to pick the right people to ultimately make those decisions. Cohen just has the greenlight to agree.