In 1992, Steve Cohen opened his first hedge fund. Sandy Alderson was still the general manager of A. The total salary of the Mets exceeded that for the last time. Yankees.
At that time…
Now, after Cohen became the owner, after the right-wingers announced that he was accepting a $18.9 million qualifying offer and returning to the Mets, he sent a congratulatory tweet to Marcus Stroman. Text.
The Wippens were taken aback and may end their vacation spending before the offseason really ends. This is just Cohen’s appetizer. In the words of the new president, he authorized Alderson to “emphasize acquisition rather than cost” when building the Mets roster.
Therefore, we may see a meeting point in this offseason, where the Mets’ salary actually exceeds the Yankees’ salary for the first time in nearly three decades. With Stroman̵
However, since the end of the Yankees playoffs, Hal Steinbrenner (Hal Steinbrenner) stated in his only public comment that during the pandemic season, no team has more revenue than his. Therefore, some people questioned how low the Yankees owner would order his baseball operations department to go before 2021. Will the Yankees pay the salary of DJ LeMahieu that they must keep, and the latter rejected this qualified offer? Will they upgrade the rotation? Shortstop?
The best option is that the Yankees will fall below the $210 million luxury tax threshold in 2021. Cohen promised not to consume “like a drunk sailor in the market.” But he also said that the Met’s salary will be “comparable to the main market.” The Springer or Realmuto here, the rotation and profligacy there, and some proper relief measures will push the Mets to the tax threshold, the Yankees, and within a reasonable range Brought it into the offseason.
Remember, although the Mets made a qualified offer to Stroman during the Wilpen/Van Wagening administration, Cohen had to give him a blessing even when the deal was completed due to the potentially large investment. The fines of the new government are good, and even in the case of differences in Stroman’s right-handed game, Stroman kept the money unchanged.
Those who like him will regard the peers as the second largest starter. Those who don’t treat him more as fourth place. For the purpose of the 2021 Mets, it will either work, especially if $18.9 million won’t force others to make difficult decisions.
Jacob deGrom (Jacob deGrom) is the only certainty in the rotation next year. David Peterson has also done enough work as a rookie to ensure his appearance. The Mets must decide whether Seth Lugo is more valuable as a starter or a reliever. They will have to decide whether to sign a contract with Steven Matz and try again as a starter. They will wait for Noah Syndergaard and hope he can recover from Tommy John surgery by June.
Stroman, if correct, will provide a better game than the league average. His failure to enter the market shows that he and his representatives will be unable to obtain a substantial multi-year contract after missing 2020, first due to calf injury and then exit. Therefore, he will be motivated because he now knows that he will become a free agent again in the next offseason, but according to the rules, there is no need to worry about rebinding qualified offers and draft compensation to him. Stromman must rebuild his qualifications during the 30-year-old season in order to make his own position for this multi-year contract, which is not only effective for him, but also effective for Cohen and the Mets.
At least for now, he will receive the third largest salary of the Mets in 2021, and this will not stop the team from upgrading yesterday’s Mets scream to today’s situation. Alderson has praised Trevor Bauer, a starter in the free agency market. If the Cubs must trim their payroll as expected, the Mets can play for Yodaves in the trade. By the way, Bauer, Darvish and deGrom are the finalists of NL Cy Young, so imagine if any one is added and Syndergaard returns well and Stroman Ranked fourth, even if he casts No 2. This is what the Mets can do now.
“Marcus, that’s really good news.” Cohen tweeted on Stroman after the pitcher announced that he was accepting the qualifying offer.
For the Mets, their fans and the possibility that their future salary may soon exceed the Yankees, this is undoubtedly good news.