New York Mets: Steve Cohen is on Twitter and already interacting with fans

New York Mets

Steve Cohen is, apparently, a man of the people. Now proclaimed as the New York Mets‘ owner following nearly a year of rumors and negotiations, the hedge fund billionaire wants to know what is on Mets’ fans minds, as he opened a Twitter account to interact with them.

Cohen’s wife confirmed over the weekend that the next Mets’ owner is on Twitter. We say “next” because paperwork still needs to be completed, but it is essentially a formality. The owners have already given the green light for Cohen to take over this offseason.

The new boss is now on the microblogging platform asking Mets fans what they want to see new ownership do about their experience with the team and Citi Field, according to SNY. “I would love to hear your ideas to make YOUR Mets experience better,” one of the messages said. That is music to fans’ ears.

Cohen said that the transaction should be done in the next 10 days, “and then it’s off and running.” If you don’t believe the account is legitimate, well, ask his wife Alex.

“I can confirm that my husbands Twitter account is in fact Stevenacohen2 – we are working on making it verified,” she wrote on her account.

The Mets are already working

The team has already gotten back to work with a series of roster decisions, although those are presumably still on the Wilpons. Chances are that Cohen has had a say in those, however.

For now, the New York Mets extended a $18.9 million qualifying offer to free agent starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. If he declines it, the Mets will get a draft pick after the first round as compensation.

The Mets also declined to pick up the club options they held on catchers Wilson Ramos and Robinson Chirinos, and infielder Todd Frazier. They claimed pitchers Jacob Barnes and Nick Tropeano from waivers, and saw Dellin Betances and Brad Brach exercise their own player options.