The New York Mets and their fans had seemingly been locked in purgatory before Steve Cohen came along and took over the team.
They had been unable to spend too much money due to the scandal with the Wilpon family and Bernie Madoff.
As a result, they were hard-pressed to find a way to build a contending ballclub.
But now that Steve Cohen is in charge, things have changed.
One Mets analyst points out how things have changed under Cohen, highlighting today’s decision by the organization to let Robinson Cano go despite the amount of money still left on the deal, and prioritizing winning over any amount of money.
This is how we know that Mets ownership and management are seriously committed to winning at all costs. Cano was the obvious choice to be excised. His roster spot was a redundancy, but that’s a lot of money for any owner to swallow. It’s a meritocracy and that’s how it should be.
— Howie Rose (@HowieRose) May 2, 2022
Mets Want To Win
The Mets organization is very clearly committed to building a winner for the fans in Queens, attempting to rival the dynasty of the New York Yankees.
It’s been since 2016 that they last reached the postseason and 1986 since they won their last World Series.
New York has primarily been a Yankees town for the longest time.
But Steve Cohen wants everybody to know that the Mets are trying to take New York for themselves and prove that this crosstown rivalry is truly a competitive one.
What Cohen wants most is for the Mets to win and so far, they have been able to do just that in 2022, starting off with a National League-best 16-7 record.
He doesn’t seem to care about a bunch of money still being taken up by Cano’s contract even after releasing him.
All Cohen truly cares about is winning and making the fans of New York happy.
This is the guy you want running your team if you’re a Mets fan.
The Mets are lucky to have somebody so committed to winning ballgames.