In the past, the Mets have often been the laughing stock for their personnel management and poor results. For two years, it’s been much better, because in Steve Cohen, they have the owner to change the situation.
This winter, he wasn’t afraid to pull out the checkbook to improve his team, or at least keep it afloat. First by grabbing Justin Verlander and Kodai Senga, then by retaining the services of Brandon Nimmo and Edwin Diaz. That’s close to half a billion dollars in expenditure.
And according to Cohen, it’s not over.
“My team is good, but not much better than last year. If you want a team that’s good, that’s what it costs. »
The Mets have also tried their luck in the Carlos Correa derby. They were going to offer him a contract that was around 300 million dollars, but it was too little, too late. The Giants were too advanced in the file.
With Correa at third base and Francisco Lindor at shortstop, the left side of the infield would have been sealed for a decade. Nevertheless, this attempt demonstrates that the Mets are ready to do anything to improve.
And with Steve Cohen, they have the owner to do it.
“Nobody likes to spend money, but that’s the price. I made a promise to the fans. If that means I have to spend money to fulfill my promise, so be it. »