Tom Seaver’s Statue Stands 10 Feet Tall. Just Like Seaver.

The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.

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MLB Season Preview: Money Talks Dominated Offseason

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.

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Billy Eppler’s Recipe for Mets Success: Piching, Depht, Thick Skin

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.

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Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner Defends His Payroll

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.”

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Mets Owner Steven Cohen Is Not Scared of the ‘Cohen Tax’

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.”

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Max Scherzer on MLB Lockout: ‘It’s Over. Let’s Just Play Baseball.’

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.

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‘It’s Not About Me’: Max Scherzer Bucks a System That Worked For Him

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.

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Buck Showalter Introduced as Mets Manager

In an introductory news conference, Buck Showalter applauded Steven Cohen for taking away the team’s excuses for not winning the World Series.

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Mets Hire Buck Showalter as Manager

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.

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Max Scherzer Is Introduced by Mets After Record-Setting Deal

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.

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Max Scherzer and the Mets Agree on Massive Three-Year Deal

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.

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Mets Bolster Offense With Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha

With Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha, the run-starved Mets addressed their biggest need while adding some defensive versatility.

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Hiring Billy Eppler as GM Is a ‘Relief’ for Mets Leadership

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.

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If You Can Make It There, the Mets Would Love to Have Your Number

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.”

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Mets’ Zack Scott Is Arrested on Drunken-Driving Charge

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.

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Mets’ Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez Apologize for Thumbs-Down Gestures

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.

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Mets Give Their Fans a Thumbs-Down During Win

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.

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Citadel to Redeem $500 Million From Melvin Capital

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.

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Mets Beat Giants After Cohen’s Critical Tweet

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.

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Mets Get Controversial Win on Walk-Off Hit-by-Pitch

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.

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Yankees, Mets Get Permission to Open Stadiums to 20 Percent Capacity

Both teams will be permitted to operate their stadiums at 20 percent of capacity, expanding New York’s reintroduction of spectators at sports events.

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New York Sports Entering a Promising Era

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.

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The Mets Prioritized Depth Over Big Signings This Off-Season

An off-season of high expectations yielded a drastically improved roster, even if Trevor Bauer and George Springer signed elsewhere.

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Trevor Bauer Picks Dodgers Over Mets

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.

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Melvin Capital, Squeezed by Its Bets Against GameStop, Lost 53 Percent in January

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.

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Mets Owner Steven Cohen Deletes Twitter Account After Threats

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.

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Gender Discrimination Complaint Against Steven Cohen Portrays Him in Different Light

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.

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Big Day for Mets Includes a New Catcher and a New G.M.

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.

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Mets’ Steven Cohen Shows a Lighter Side on Twitter

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.

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As Owner of the Mets, Steven Cohen Is ‘Doing It for the Fans’

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.”

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Steven Cohen, Justin Turner and Alex Cora Were All Shown Mercy on Friday

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.

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Steven Cohen Is Approved as Mets Owner After Clearing 2 More Hurdles

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.

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As Steve Cohen Closes In on Mets, Discrimination Claims Cast a Shadow

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.

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Can Steven Cohen’s Billions Solve the Mets’ Problems? Not So Fast

Major League Baseball is filled with cautionary tales about the danger of assuming money alone can build a consistent winner. Just ask the Angels.

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Steven Cohen Agrees to Buy the Mets, Again

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.

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Denying Alex Rodriguez, Mets Avoid a Risky Presence in the Owner’s Box

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.

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For Sale: A Team With a Colorful Financial History

The Mets are up for auction, with Steve Cohen again being mentioned as a front-runner to buy the team.

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