We’re counting down the Top 10 New York sports stories of 2020, and we continue with No. 3…
On Nov. 6, after a topsy-turvy process that lasted nearly a year, Steve Cohen became the new owner of the Mets.
And in what was a sign of things to come for the Twitter-savvy Cohen, he broke the news himself.
“it’s official, we are closed,” he tweeted.
“This is a significant milestone in the history of this storied franchise,” Cohen said after taking over. “I want to thank everybody who helped make this happen.”
With Cohen on board, a new era for the Mets was ushered in. And that new era included a big piece of the past, as Sandy Alderson came on board as the team president while Brodie Van Wagenen and his lieutenants departed.
Joining Cohen and Alderson with the new look Mets is GM Jared Porter, who was hired in December and has the potential to ascend to the president of baseball operations role.
Cohen’s desire is to turn the Mets into a sustainable winner that is the envy of every team in the sport. And he wants to do it by blending analytics with smart spending while at the same time rebuilding the farm system.
The above will be easier said than done, but Cohen is off to a strong start.
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