3) Question for NY Mets owner Steve Cohen on truth serum: What’s your biggest regret since buying the team?
There are a lot of directions Cohen could go with this answer. I feel like it would be a big bummer. Something financial. Maybe not starting a charity sooner. Maybe someone sneezed in an elevator and he didn’t bless them.
We’d have to pry a little bit deeper to get something juicier. His biggest regret wouldn’t have been to keep Luis Rojas for 2021. Could it be the general manager circus in his first year? Would that be front of mind for Cohen? I’m sure it bothers him because he takes pride in a lot of what he does.
One regret of his might be his early behavior on Twitter. In case you haven’t noticed, the Mets owner has gone pretty much silent. He was a critic of the Mets in 2021 as much as anyone else. Now he’s Mr. Positive who barely makes appearances. It’s boring but also the way we’d expect an MLB owner to behave.
Cohen would have a lot of regrets to talk about here and narrowing it down to one would require a second dose of truth serum. Because of what a brilliant businessman he is, most of the conversation would be about building casinos in Flushing or not putting a roof on Citi Field.
What should Cohen’s biggest regret be since becoming majority owner? We can only hope it has something to do with the purchase of SNY. Buying that entity can only improve it.