3) The Mets had the intention of signing Carlos Correa for big bucks
Of all the moves the Mets tried to pull off this offseason, none surprised us more than the signing of Carlos Correa. After Correa's physicals led the San Francisco Giants to back out of his multiyear signing, Steve Cohen, Billy Eppler, and Scott Boras talked and negotiated a 12-year, $312 million contract.
In the end, we all know how the Correa saga ended. Accepting a much smaller contract than expected with the Minnesota Twins that guaranteed him only $200 million for six years.
A healthy Correa in the Mets would have made the team the clear favorite for the title. Even Cohen argued to Jon Heyman that "We needed one more thing, and this is it." This comment undoubtedly represents the greatest representation of the commitment of Steve Cohen and the entire Mets organization to reach a world series title.
Correa is not part of the Mets but the team intended to put the best on the field. No matter what the cost, Steve Cohen's regime is committed to delivering a title to Mets fans within the time frame promised. Moves like this one meant the demonstration of achieving the goal to the last consequence, even if it didn't work out in the end.