On Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweeted excerpts of an interview a Mets’ staff member had with new owner, Steve Cohen. Cohen shared his thoughts on topics from how it feels to be at spring training, to the prospects for the 2021 Mets.
"It's just becoming more real," Steve Cohen says of his ownership of the Mets, now that he's down in Port St. Lucie.
He adds: "I think we're going to be significantly improved." (This is via a brief Q&A with a member of the Mets' staff.) pic.twitter.com/HA4S1qxaaH
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 20, 2021
On how it feels to be in Port St. Lucie, Cohen said:
“(Spring training) is fun to watch, and talk with the coaches about what they do and how they think about things. There’s a real operation going on here, and it’s very serious. It’s fun to watch and it’s really interesting.”
Cohen added his thoughts on moving to the next phase of his ownerships now that the season’s preparations are underway:
“It’s gotten more real. Because of COVID, I’ve been sitting in my house, everything is by Zoom. Now, I’m at the park. It’s what baseball is. I’m learning a whole new industry.”
Then, the conversation moved to how the owner feels about the team that Sandy Alderson and the rest of the front office have put together for the upcoming season.
“I’m pretty excited by the ball club. I think Sandy and the crew have done a really good job of assembling some depth with really interesting ballplayers at all positions. I think we are going to be significantly improved. I’m hopeful. You never know until they get out there. Hopefully there will be minimal injuries. I’m excited about the prospects we have. I can’t wait to get started.”
There’s been some debate as to whether or not the Mets have had a successful off season. They did not land any of the “big three” free agents (Trevor Bauer, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto), however, they did make significant additions to the roster (Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor May, James McCann, Taijuan Walker among them).
The 2021 Mets will compete in the most competitive division in Major League Baseball. The question regarding if they have overhauled the roster enough will be answered as the season moves along. Based on the moves they’ve made, it’s reasonable for Mets fans to share the owner’s enthusiasm as the preparation for the season kicks into high gear next week.
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