Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, December 8, 2021 -- "A Shopping Spree, and the Mets"

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"This marked the arrival of the Steve Cohen of Mets fans’ dreams, the one who never really showed up last winter, the one who pays no mind to tax thresholds or the desires of his peers among the owners, the one who wants the next win more than the next dollar. Public reports have Cohen worth $11 billion, so the possibility -- not likelihood, just the possibility -- that having a high Mets payroll for a year or two might risk a low-eight-figure loss in those years is irrelevant to his life."