The offseason is a time for building, for learning from past failures and for looking ahead for a normal team. The Mets are maybe not a team that is normal and never take part in normal problems. First and foremost, they cannot march down on the way to a brighter future — at minimum maybe perhaps maybe not without doubling right back.
A Mets offseason defined by simply making choices then quickly unmaking them reached a climax that is absurd, whenever a Barstool Sports broadcast section aired a rumor that Steve Cohen’s prospective purchase associated with the group was at dire jeopardy.
By itself, this might be chalked as much as standard Met fan neurosis. However the Mets quickly released a careful, lawyerly no-comment: “The events are susceptible to confidentiality obligations, including a shared non-disclosure contract, and so cannot comment.”
Confidentiality is definitely in play during negotiations, but events routinely have the freedom to swat away baseless rumors. The Mets declaration did the contrary. Bloodstream was at water.
One other footwear dropped immediately after, when amNew York Metro reported that Cohen’s purchase for the Mets has dropped through as a result of bulk owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon changing details belated in negotiations, with a statement coming the moment this week.