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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Steve Cohen sets high bar for Mets’ World Series timeline

In 1963, Steve Cohen first went to the Polo Grounds with his father to watch the Mets. On Tuesday, the billionaire gave his vision for the future of the franchise — and set a very high bar.

“If I don’t win a World Series in the next three to five years — I’d like to make it sooner — but if I don’t do that, I would consider that slightly disappointing,” Cohen said Tuesday during his introductory press conference.

Cohen said the Mets are “a major market team” that “should have a budget commensurate with that.”

“I’m essentially doing this for the fans,” Cohen said. “When I really thought about this, I can make millions of people happy. What an incredible opportunity that is. That’s how I’m thinking about this. I’m not trying to make money here … it’s really about building something great, building something for the fans, winning and I just find this an amazing opportunity and I’m so excited for it.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 10, 2020 at 02:48 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: November 10, 2020 at 03:59 PM (#5988145)
“I’m essentially doing this for the fans,” Cohen said. “When I really thought about this, I can make millions of people happy. What an incredible opportunity that is. That’s how I’m thinking about this. I’m not trying to make money here … it’s really about building something great, building something for the fans, winning and I just find this an amazing opportunity and I’m so excited for it.”
What a guy!
   2. depletion Posted: November 10, 2020 at 04:03 PM (#5988146)
Uh oh. Won’t he make even more millions of fans of 29 other teams unhappy? In my last post I referenced “you can always make more money but you can’t buy more time”. I should be happy for my favorite team that mr Cohen has an upbeat, aggressive attitude. I guess I’m too virused out.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 10, 2020 at 04:19 PM (#5988150)
Looks like he ended their affiliation with the Columbia Fireflies....without telling them.
   4. asinwreck Posted: November 10, 2020 at 05:02 PM (#5988156)
The Brooklyn Cyclones get bumped up to High-A, full-season status, once it's safe to play again.
   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 10, 2020 at 06:47 PM (#5988172)
In 1963, Steve Cohen first went to the Polo Grounds with his father to watch the Mets.

And was scarred for life, apparently.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: November 10, 2020 at 06:51 PM (#5988175)
I mean, who cares about $2+ B when you can make people happy?
   7. The Duke Posted: November 10, 2020 at 10:42 PM (#5988227)
He’s already missed out on Tony La Russa and Brad Hand so he’s got some work to do
   8. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: November 10, 2020 at 10:57 PM (#5988228)
I think really rich men sometimes buy teams because they don't just want to be rich, they want to be admired and famous. For example, more people know who Fred Wilpon was than Cohen or Jerry Jones was before Cohen bought the team. There are guys who are richer than George Steinbrenner was but he became a celebrity because of the Yankees. The downfall of course is if the team is not successful, people look down on you like Dolan.
   9. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: November 10, 2020 at 11:22 PM (#5988232)
A super rich crook owns the Mets...what could possibly go wrong?

I'm looking forward to 2021's self immolation thread, it should be epic.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: November 11, 2020 at 01:49 AM (#5988240)
#8 absolutely ... and they expect to make a lot of money too.
   11. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 11, 2020 at 09:04 AM (#5988250)
I think really rich men sometimes buy teams because they don't just want to be rich, they want to be admired and famous.

And because it would be fun...that's why Charles Foster Kane bought that newspaper.
   12. Jobu is silent on the changeup Posted: November 11, 2020 at 01:03 PM (#5988293)
“If I don’t win a World Series in the next three to five years — I’d like to make it sooner — but if I don’t do that, I would consider that slightly disappointing,” Cohen said Tuesday during his introductory press conference.
Jesus ####### Christ, has this ego with feet ever even heard of the word "we"?

Unrelated - Saw the pictures. Going to venture that he's never won any kind of athletic thing, ever.
   13. depletion Posted: November 11, 2020 at 02:44 PM (#5988304)
Russlan, yes. Sports team ownership is a very exclusive club. MLB, NFL, NBA: about 100 spots and no new ones on the horizon. It's a set of very cool baseball cards for an old little boy. I think making money on the deal is secondary. For some it's collector cars (only 37 Ferrari 250 GTO's), or art (see current subject).
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 11, 2020 at 03:16 PM (#5988316)
I think really rich men sometimes buy teams because they don't just want to be rich, they want to be admired and famous.
Peter Angelos was reportedly the richest man in Baltimore, but so unknown that he had trouble getting a good table at restaurants, which supposedly motivated him to buy the Orioles to raise his visibility.
   15. puck Posted: November 11, 2020 at 03:24 PM (#5988318)
If he's looking to spend some bucks, it seems like a great time with everyone else cutting back.
   16. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: November 11, 2020 at 03:33 PM (#5988321)
oh, no, not 'slightly disappointing'!
   17. Zach Posted: November 11, 2020 at 04:05 PM (#5988330)
I once had a headhunter try to sell me on the joys of working for Cohen.

I had my doubts.
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 11, 2020 at 05:20 PM (#5988353)
“I can make millions of people happy.
Is Cohen aware of how heavily invested Mets fans are in ‘woe-unto-us’ groupthink? Might be misreading the room.
   19. Walt Davis Posted: November 11, 2020 at 09:36 PM (#5988406)
Peter Angelos was reportedly the richest man in Baltimore, but so unknown that he had trouble getting a good table at restaurants

Something tells me he's been getting the table next to the kitchen and bathrooms for about the last decade.

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