There is only one man who could restore the balance of the New York Mets; help us Steve Cohen, you’re our only hope.
As the Mets season appears to be in the gutter already (along with Major League Baseball’s handling of the coronavirus), it’s time Mets fans all recognize that the only win that matters in 2020 is if Cohen’s bid to purchase the Amazin’s goes through. Even if they somehow reach the playoffs this year, Cohen becoming the next owner would be bigger than the team winning the World Series in this fake season.
While some may argue that any ownership group will be better than what the team and fans have had to suffer through after decades of Fred and Jeff Wilpon, only Cohen has the power to turn the Mets into the new Evil Empire in New York.
Cohen is not only a man with a net worth in the neighborhood of $14 billion, but he’s also a Mets fan. He cares about the team and has bared witness to the many “LOL Mets” moments throughout the history of the franchise. I’m also sure he knows plenty of Yankees fans too that give him plenty of sh*t and boast about their 27 World Series Championships. If this guy was to bring his billions of dollars to Mets, do you think he’s going to continue to let this team be a laughing stock? Of course not.
The Mets would have the opportunity to build something truly special in Queens. Cohen would be willing to spend on the level of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Yankees. His presence would mean the Mets would have a legit shot at future top free agents like Francisco Lindor, J.T. Realmuto and Trevor Bauer. No longer would they have to go bargain bin hunting to piece together their starting rotation with guys like Rick Porcello.
It would truly be a dream come true for the orange and blue crew.
Yes, I know Cohen may have some shady business dealings in his past, but is it really fair to make an integrity argument when one of the other bidders is Alex Rodriguez? The guy who tool PED’s and then lied and blamed everyone else but himself when he was suspended in 2014? He’s also the guy who took this picture:
Not to mention there are way too many cooks in the kitchen with this bid. J-Lo and hubby, A-Rod are part of a group trying to buy the Mets that also includes Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, former NFL running back DeMarco Murray, former Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Nuggets center Mason Plumlee. All together their bid is reportedly $1.7 billion, which still falls short of Cohen’s bid. Take your ball and go home A-Roid.
I also want the ownership group of Joshua Harris and David Blitzer to stay the hell away from the Mets. They’ve taken my once proud hockey team, the New Jersey Devils, and turn them into one of the biggest jokes in hockey. A team that once consistently made the playoffs every year, has only reached the postseason once under their ownership. You can also look at the mess they’ve made with the other teams they own, like the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. Keep these two losers far, far away please.
Right now, the Mets are Anakin Skywalker at the end of “Revenge of the Sith.” Both legs have been cut off, their missing an arm and all they can do is scream from the bottom of a pit with hot lava.
If Cohen wins the bid, the Mets have the potential to be resuscitated and rebuilt into Darth Vader, one of the most feared people throughout the galaxy. For all the misery this franchise has given their fan base in its near 60-year existence, let us finally get an owner who truly cares about the team and is willing to open up their wallet. Steve Cohen could and should be the man who turns the Mets from lovable losers into a team that wins to the extent that they become hated for how much they win.
We can hope this becomes a reality and not just a fairy tale that happens in a galaxy far, far away.