Mets must be proactive
In their press conference announcing the ownership change, Van Wagenen said the team has a plan and is going to stick with it, meaning no big-priced signings. But it seems that stupid money is fashionable and the New York Mets better get on board because this is the trend. Plus, whoever holds the purse strings must recognize that for decades success has been dependent on the support of the Amazins fan base.
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After all, we buy the tickets to see them at CitiField, buy food, merchandise, support the sponsors, and pay a premium to watch games on SNY. So team ownership must answer to Mets fans much the way publicly-traded companies must answer to their shareholders.
Cohen needs to take care of Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, and Noah Syndergaard. There is no reason why any of their futures with the Mets should be in doubt. Additionally, an impact player such as Carlos Correa from Houston or Starling Marte from Pittsburgh must be added to the roster.
It is time the Mets open up the flood gates and get the ball rolling. If they want to fill up Citi Field, get what I suggested done, because this stupid money will not go away. Run this team like a hedge fund, minimize risk for maximum profit.
Signing Rick Porciello was a good start, but he’s a back of the rotation starting pitcher. It is time to play catchup because the Mets fight for that New York metro dollar, as well as on-field impact in the National League, are at stake.