When the New York Mets officially introduced Steve Cohen as the team’s new owner in November, he made it clear that this would be a new era in Mets history: “I can promise you that we will act as a team in a big market,” he said. He said all the other right things, that he would let baseball people make baseball decisions, that they would invest more in their analysis and player development staff, and that Mets fans in particular thought they could almost connect. with a man with an estimated net worth of $ 14.5 billion, as he, like them, is adamant: He attended his first Mets game in 1963, when the team was still playing in the old Polo Grounds.
Mets fans have been waiting for this move for almost two months. He finally came on Thursday, with the acquisition of shortlist superstar Francisco Lindor and starting settling Carlos Carasco of Cleveland in exchange for incoming players Amed Rosario, Andres Jimenez and two prospects. Lindor is clearly one of the best all-round players in the game, a two-time Gold Glove winner who is also just one of four short stops in MLB history with at least three seasons from 30 households. At 27, he is in the prime of his career. This is a franchise player, not only because of his abilities on the field, but also this famous smile, as wide as the Whitestone Bridge and endless engine and enthusiasm. He wins games, sells tickets and attracts TV viewers.