Since Steve Cohen took over as the owner, things have gone very well for the most part. The New York Mets have signed future first ballot Hall of Famers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in back-to-back offseasons.
They just won 101 games last season and have a chance to be even better in 2023. The farm system is improving, they have a core that looks like they'll be together for a while, all is good in Queens right now.
With all of the good mojo running around, there have also been some bad decisions made since Steve Cohen took over. Some by the front office, some by Cohen himself.
5) Biggest NY Mets mistakes since Steve Cohen took over: Promoting Zack Scott
Brodie Van Wagenen was fired as Mets General Manager right after Steve Cohen took over the franchise. This, obviously, was a good move. Replacing him went just about as poorly as you can possibly imagine.
They hired Jared Porter, who didn't last long. Scott was brought in to be Porter's assistant, signed in that same offseason. He had worked for 16 years with the Red Sox including each of the last two as their Assistant General Manager. He was promoted to Acting General Manager just eight days after Porter was let go. Scott lasted longer than Porter did, but not too much longer.
Scott oversaw a poor trade deadline and then was busted for driving drunk in August and was placed on Administrative Leave. He was let go soon after. Things just didn't work out at all.