Speed the process
The New York Mets led the Wilpons have for many years acted and treated the Amazins as a Dollar Store when their rivals are Macy’s. It is safe to say Mets fans are tired and frustrated that their team, in the greatest media and financial center in the world, is handled like a Central Park Sunday morning beer league, without the beer.
As a fan, I say no player is worth that kind of money. But I also do not begrudge a player from getting the most he can. No one is putting a gun to the head of these owners forcing them to open their wallets and offering stupid money.
Philadelphia (Bryce Harper) is no longer the lone team that offers stupid money. Welcome the Washington Nationals and the Bronx team to that group, with special considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels (from where ever they call home) as they were offering $300 plus million for Cole too.
As a result of all this money being offered, the news of Steven Cohen buying out the Wilpons can not come at a better time. But I wish that the sale would be finalized much quicker than the projected five year time. If Cohen is going to make an impact, he should tell the Wilpons and Brodie Van Wagenen to go after players who can help them win now.
In the ownership transfer agreement, Fred will stay on as CEO and Jeff as COO for five more years. Cohen wants to remain loyal to his hedge fund clients, but that is a long time. It feels longer considering the bargain basement way the team is currently operated. Why would MLB be on board with a lame-duck management team in its most prominent market?