New York Mets: Three moves Steve Cohen should make

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Now that Steve Cohen is officially the new owner of the New York Mets, let’s look at some moves he should make.

In the end, the sale happened without issue. Despite the best efforts of White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and the potential that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio could scuttle the deal, the New York Mets are now the property of billionaire Steve Cohen.

It is a new day for the Mets. For the first time in years, the fanbase is filled with optimism and hope for the future. Almost immediately, Cohen showed that the Mets would not go about business as usual, as he will be reinstating the pre-pandemic salaries of all of the team’s employees. The $7 million may not mean much to his bottom line, but it means a great deal to the team.

This move is just the beginning. Cohen, in just hours, showed more of a commitment to the franchise than the Wilpon’s had in years. Maybe now that they have an owner who is willing to go the extra mile, the Mets can finally shake off the years of mediocrity and finally live up to their potential.

But it will take more than just than a promise. Steve Cohen will need to have his actions speak for themselves. Let’s look at three moves the New York Mets should make.