WOW! What a power move for the New York Mets. Not only do they get rid of one of the worst ownership groups in all of sports but they bring in one the wealthiest owners in professional sports now.
Steve Cohen's net worth is $14.1 BILLION. That's about $10 billion more than the former champion Ted Lerner, the owner of the Washington Nationals, whose net worth is $4.8 billion.
I'm expecting Cohen to spend a lot of money in free agency and be aggressive on the trade market, which has been something Mets fans have been begging for. In the MLB you need to make big-time acquisitions if you want to compete. Just look at every team that's won a World Series. They all make monumental moves whether it was via free agency or trade. No longer does the fan base need to feel like they're a small market team because Cohen LOVES to spend money.
According to artnews.com, Cohen has a $1.5 billion art collection. The collection consists of famous artists like Picasso, Worhol, and Pollack. Although Cohen has some of the most prestigious art pieces money can buy, the most badass thing about him is his shark. Yes, Cohen has a 14 feet Tiger Shark that's frozen in his house. I didn't understand it until I saw the photo.
Of course the shark is stored at his Greenwich mansion.
If history repeats itself, the Mets should win the World Series in a few years. When John Henry bought the Red Sox in 2002, they went on to win their first World Series since 1918 in 2004. The same with the Cubs who broke their 100+ year drought in 2016 because of new ownership.
So Mets fans can only hope this is the start of something special. Congrats on getting rid of the Wilpon family because Stevie Cohen is going to light the MLB on fire.
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