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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Steve Cohen Looks At Owner-Player Friendships Differently

Moneyball’ gave us a perfect example of baseball General Managers and owners not wanting to get close with their players. For Steve Cohen and the New York Mets, things are different.

Mets owner Steve Cohen said he had dinner with star shortstop Francisco Lindor on Tuesday night before the Mets 30-for-30 man had surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

“I know a lot of owners don’t like doing that because you don’t want to get too close, and then you have to trade them and that type of stuff,” Cohen said. “I look at it differently. I want to go out in baseball and go, ‘That was a great experience.’”

The 2023 Mets were a team that imploded and couldn’t find consistency. The lack of winning led New York to restock their farm system during the trade deadline, adding Luisangel Acuna, Ryan Clifford and Drew Gilbert by deciding to trade veteran aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

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