How the New Mets Are (Mostly) Overcoming Decades of Dysfunction

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Sports Illustrated

By Stephanie Apstein Are attitude and personnel and money enough for MLB’s most confounding franchise to become a normal winning team? One of heptadecabillionaire Steve Cohen’s first acts as owner of the Mets was to give almost everyone a raise. This was not actually his idea. Team president Sandy Alderson had spent nearly eight years as the club’s GM before stepping back to deal with a recurrence of an unspecified form of cancer, and when Cohen brought him back in 2020 and promoted him, one of the first items on Alderson’s to-do list was a dollar sign. Alderson had initially joined the Mets i…

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