In 1963, Steve Cohen first went to the Polo Grounds with his dad to watch the Mets. On Tuesday, the extremely rich person gave his vision for the fate of the establishment — and set a high bar.
“On the off chance that I don’t win a World Series in the following three-to-five years — I’d prefer to make it sooner — yet on the off chance that I don’t do that, I would consider that marginally frustrating,” Cohen said Tuesday during his basic public interview.
Cohen said the Mets are “a significant market group” that “ought to have a financial plan equivalent with that.”
“I’m basically doing this for the fans,” Cohen said. “At the point when I truly contemplated this, I can satisfy a large number of individuals. What a mind boggling opportunity that is. That is the means by which I’m considering this. I’m making an effort not to bring in cash here… .it’s truly about building something incredible, building something for the fans, winning and I simply locate this a stunning chance and I’m so energized for it.”
Despite the fact that Cohen enters MLB as the game’s most extravagant proprietor, the mutual funds tycoon comprehends his checkbook can’t deliver the group’s first title since 1986 and said they wouldn’t spend like “smashed mariners.”
“You assemble champions, you don’t get them,” Cohen said. “I need an outstanding group. I need a group that is worked to be extraordinary consistently. I would prefer not to simply get into the end of the season games, I need to win a title.
“We need to make a diagram for winning.”
Cohen said he shares “a similar way of thinking” as returning group president Sandy Alderson, and will probably assume a lower priority in baseball activities choices.
“I have a long way to go and I can’t think about a superior individual to gain from,” Cohen said. “I’m going to let the experts… let them run baseball. I’m certain they’ll make suggestions to me. It’ll be a cooperative exertion, in any case they’re the specialists.
“I will be a proprietor that assembles a group with proceeded with progress.”
What’s more, that doesn’t include attempting to outshine just the Yankees.
“I’m not going up against the Yankees. This is the Mets,” Cohen said. “We’re going to make our own fervor. We’re contending with 29 different clubs in MLB.”