The New York Mets own the highest payroll in the league, significantly north of $300 million.
Ever since Steve Cohen took possession of the franchise in 2020, he has made it clear that he wants to see the Mets lifting the World Series trophy and he will spare no expense.
He has also extended most of the Mets’ core.
When it comes to money, Mets fans aren’t worried because they now have the wealthiest owner in the sport.
“Steve Cohen: ‘When I do something, I don’t do it halfway. When I’m in, I’m all in. I don’t accept mediocrity well. So I have to set high expectations and if it requires me to invest in this club, then I’m going to do it,’” Mets insider Deesha Thosar tweeted, quoting the hedge fund manager and businessman.
Steve Cohen: “When I do something, I don’t do it halfway. When I’m in, I’m all in. I don’t accept mediocrity well. So I have to set high expectations and if it requires me to invest in this club, then I’m going to do it.”
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) February 20, 2023
Cheap MLB owners may be against Cohen’s philosophy of spending a lot of money on the team, but in reality, that’s what they should be doing if they want to win.
The problem is that winning is not as much of a priority as profiting, for some at least.
Cohen knows that, in order to win, you have to spend.
If all owners were like Cohen, we would have many more competitive teams vying for the World Series.NEXT: Mets Owner Announces A Major Personnel Change