The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.
A contentious lockout came in the middle of an off-season with record spending. The gaps between the richest and poorest clubs have only grown wider.
Billy Eppler was an executive with the Yankees, signed Shohei Ohtani to the Angels and was (briefly) a player agent. He would rather talk about the Mets’ future.
With an expensive roster, and high expenses, Hal Steinbrenner brushed off talk of pressure from the Mets’ Steven A. Cohen. “I can’t control what resources other owners or other teams have.”
Steven A. Cohen, the Mets’ team owner, has spent lavishly this off-season. Asked if he would surpass the special luxury tax aimed at limiting his spending, he said, “I probably will.”
Max Scherzer was a vocal leader during the lockout, but now he is focused on getting ready for the season. He’ll have help after his team traded for yet another All-Star pitcher.
A Mets ace, Max Scherzer stands to lose around $233,000 per day because of canceled games. He wants to fix the system for players who make exponentially less.
In an introductory news conference, Buck Showalter applauded Steven Cohen for taking away the team’s excuses for not winning the World Series.
The hiring of Showalter, the latest acquisition in an off-season of win-now moves by the Mets, was announced in a tweet by the team’s owner, Steven Cohen.
As Max Scherzer was introduced by the Mets as baseball’s highest-paid player, he praised a team owner who was willing to spend to make his team better.
Showing off the team’s deep pockets, the Mets agreed to give Scherzer, a 37-year-old right-hander, a three-year contract that pays him $43.3 million a season.
With Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha, the run-starved Mets addressed their biggest need while adding some defensive versatility.
A lengthy process landed Billy Eppler, formerly of the Angels and the Yankees. Steven Cohen says the deal received “universal praise” from his fellow owners.
As the team’s search for a general manager continues, Sandy Alderson said the pressure of New York City has been a factor. “It’s a big stage and some people prefer to be elsewhere.”
Zack Scott was found asleep at the wheel and declined to take a breathalyzer, according to the police in White Plains, N.Y. He had been at a team event hours before.
Baez and Francisco Lindor asked for forgiveness for their thumbs-down gestures. More important to fans: Baez scored the winning run in a shocking comeback.
Showing off their sensitivity, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez and Kevin Pillar celebrated a win by making thumbs-down gestures at the fans who had previously booed them.
Melvin, a hedge fund that had bet that GameStop’s share price would fall, received a $2 billion infusion from Citadel after the stock skyrocketed.
The free-swinging team had been in free-fall when Steven Cohen snapped, criticizing the offense. An extra-innings win on Wednesday turned the volume down.
The Mets’ home opener included fans in the stands and a walk-off hit-by-pitch that the umpire says should have been a strikeout.
Both teams will be permitted to operate their stadiums at 20 percent of capacity, expanding New York’s reintroduction of spectators at sports events.
After two decades of frustration and incompetence broken up by an occasional championship (thanks, Giants), the region’s sports teams all appear headed in the right direction.
An off-season of high expectations yielded a drastically improved roster, even if Trevor Bauer and George Springer signed elsewhere.
Bauer, the National League Cy Young Award Winner in 2020, will team with Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles instead of with Jacob deGrom in New York.
A principal reason for the hit to Melvin Capital’s monthly performance were the massive losses the firm suffered when small investors bid up the stock of GameStop.
The Mets owner said his family had been targeted on the social media service. The move comes after he was pulled into the stock-market tug of war over GameStop.
The new Mets owner has portrayed himself as affable and accessible. A gender discrimination complaint filed by a former employee paints a far different picture.
A four-year $40 million deal for James McCann should leave the Mets’ new general manager, Jared Porter, plenty of money to spend on other free agents.
Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he’s showing an approachable side that couldn’t feel less like his predecessors with the team.
While saying the team won’t spend like “drunken sailors,” Cohen spoke boldly of the team’s future. “I’m not in this to be mediocre.”
The era of outrage took a timeout as Steven Cohen took over the Mets, Alex Cora was rehired by the Red Sox and Justin Turner escaped punishment for a controversial on-field celebration.
M.L.B.’s owners voted to approve Cohen’s $2.4 billion purchase of the team, and New York City signed off on his taking over the lease of Citi Field.
As M.L.B. owners consider whether to approve Cohen as the new owner of the club, several complaints filed by women at his company loom as potential sticking points.
Major League Baseball is filled with cautionary tales about the danger of assuming money alone can build a consistent winner. Just ask the Angels.
Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund mogul from Long Island, pulled out of a deal to buy the team in January but emerged victorious in a new bidding process this summer.
There’s no denying his charm and genuine passion for baseball. But his habit of overstepping boundaries in would have made him an uncomfortable presence if he had succeeded in purchasing the Mets.
The Mets are up for auction, with Steve Cohen again being mentioned as a front-runner to buy the team.