NY Mets: A change in philosophy is needed
Steve Cohen doesn’t have to announce anything, technically. However, his conversations with the front office should be predicated on a change in philosophy.
Yes, spending a ton of money will make the fans happy. In fact, it’d be a surprise if Cohen didn’t make his wallet available moving forward. Nonetheless, New York’s prospect capital is enormous, and remaining patient with those young players is important if the Mets eventually want to be contenders.
Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, Kevin Parada, Ronny Mauricio and more are coming. In fact, they should be in the major leagues in the next few seasons. They are affordable, and can allow Cohen and Co. to add around a young core.
Becoming a contender, at least in a brief window, isn’t that hard in MLB. Cohen has the money to make that happen. Sustained success, though, is tougher to achieve. Yet, the Mets have the pieces in place to do just that, assuming they don’t rush to judgement.
That’s tough to pull off in New York, but it’s something Cohen should aim to do.