In 2020, New York Mets fans got their wish of getting rid of the mediocre filled Wilpon’s leadership. Steve Cohen brought 95% of the franchise, putting an end to years of circus shows and meddling in failure. As we flip the calendar to 2021, years of positivity lie ahead.
Steve Cohen, Sandy Alderson, Jared Porter and Zack Scott all coming together to create something special pic.twitter.com/23hWeyBLoy
— SNY (@SNYtv) December 24, 2020
Under Cohen, Team President Sandy Alderson has brought in a revamped front office focused on sustained success. Jared Porter is the new GM, and Zack Scott recently joined the team as the assistant GM. Qualified personnel with plenty of experience control the baseball decisions, which is a breath of fresh air to fans.
New Player Acquisitions
In a slow offseason, the Mets have done the most work. Their biggest moves (so far) are signing Trevor May and James McCann to fill two big holes on their roster. They also got Marcus Stroman to accept the qualifying offer and avoided arbitration with Noah Syndergaard. Multiple minor league signings, including Jerry Blevens and Jerad Eickhoff, also give the Mets good depth that was missed in 2020.
There is plenty left for the Mets to complete during the first month of 2021. The George Springer battle is between the Mets and Toronto Blue Jays, while the starting rotation still needs another arm of two. Whether that arm is Trevor Bauer or a couple of lower-level pitchers, the Mets rotation needs help behind their front three. The final bit of business may not be on the top of the list, but Michael Conforto also needs a contract extension.
With the small track record Cohen has so far, there is no reason to doubt the Mets. 2021 looks to be the first of many successful seasons under brand new ownership.