The New York Mets are reportedly ready to make a huge splash in free agency, as new owner Steve Cohen vowed to take the team back to the top of Major League Baseball and make another run at a World Series.
Needless to say, that will be easier said than done considering how many great and competitive teams we see in the league right now. Then again, most of them will be wary of spending too much due to the pandemic.
That’s when Cohen must sweep in and make the most of the chance of landing a top-tier player at a discount. However, it seems like the newest team owner in MLB won’t settle for one, two, or even three stars, as he’s reportedly trying to sign four top-notch guys right now.
MLB Rumors: New York Mets To Pursue Bauer, Lindor, Springer, And Realmuto
According to The Athletic and MLB.com, Cohen and the Mets are ready to make a run at Trevor Bauer, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, and JT Realmuto, which are pretty much four of the most sought-after players in the league right now.
And, while their names weren’t brought up in the report, some believe that they could pursue a trade for Carlos Correa – who’s reportedly going to be moved - or lure AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu away from the New York Yankees.
It goes without saying that, should the Mets land at least two of those four stars, they should instantly become a legit contender, especially considering that they already feature one of the strongest rotations in the world.
This is the perfect time for Steve Cohen to make a statement and prove that he’s for real, and God knows that Mets fans have been through enough already. It’s time to compete at the highest level again.