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The Wilpon era ends with a loss, Steve Cohen on the horizon

The Wilpon era ends with a loss, Steve Cohen on the horizon

Washington — With Cohen in the good old days.

Subtly, the era of Mets history probably ended on Sunday at the finale of the team’s 2020 season. With the possibility of the last hurray of Fred Wilfred Baddeley’s ownership, Mets lost the 60-game sprint 15-5 to the Nationals. Year.

Steve Cohen’s $ 2.4 billion purchase of the team is expected to change in October, when MLB owners are expected to approve it. Cohen announced his plans last week if he received the 23 votes needed to complete the deal last week. Install Sandy Alderson as Team President.. Alderson has spent the last two seasons as an athletics advisor after serving as General Manager of Mets.

Cohen, a billionaire of an estimated $ 14 billion worth of hedge funds raised in Long Island that supports Mets, is expected to take a proactive approach to free institutions and rebuild the organization’s infrastructure.

“I’m happy that someone who is a lifelong Mets fan will eventually own the team,” said Brandon Nimmo. “We’ve all heard of Sandy Alderson, but because it’s a familiar face, we know he knows how to do the job well. In the news we heard I think there are many good points, but I don’t like counting chickens before they hatch.

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Fred Wilpon, SesurgoAnthony J. Causi, Getty Image

“It still needs to be approved, but at that time I will do what they ask me to do. But there are lifelong Mets fans who want to own a team and join this I think it’s good to take everyone to the World Series. That’s where we all want to be. That’s a lot of positives. “

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During the 18 seasons of Wilpon-Kats control, Mets missed 15 times in the postseason after acquiring co-owner Nelson Doubleday in 2002. And he set a record of losing in 9 of the last 12 seasons.

If Cohen is approved, Alderson’s first important decision is whether to retain General Manager Brodi Van Waguénen. In short, the position of manager Luis Rojas matters.

“We are now aware that we are in transition,” Lohas said. “I have been in this organization for 15 years and had a great relationship with our ownership. And as a manager of the year, I know we are in transition, the process unfolds. I can’t wait to build a relationship no matter what happens.

“My idea now is that I’m a manager and I’m thinking of a team for 2021. Looking only at this season, looking at everyone, areas where they can still do well I think I learned a lot this year, including. “

Lohas, hired as manager in January, brought a steady voice to the clubhouse after Carlos Beltran resigned following exposure to Astros’ involvement in an illegal sign theft program. In the end, he was weakened by a thin start rotation and a lineup that fought runners on the base, especially at the beginning of the season.

He was asked if there was anything he wanted to do differently this season.

“I was challenged in some areas, especially in the first rotation, and then I had to stretch some. I wish I knew that,” Lohas said. “We were probably growing [Seth] Lugo before all, but that’s what happened along the way. I stood behind all the decisions I made as a coaching staff and did as a team, but it didn’t work. “

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