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The Let’sing and the Going

If following the beginnings of more than one transition at a time is too overwhelming to contemplate, a quick note to keep you updated: Steve Cohen now owns the New York Mets, lock, stock and Brad Brach. The deal we anticipated for a nearly a year and celebrated for a week — and the addition by subtraction we craved for at least a decade — closed on Friday afternoon. Or as the deWilponizer himself put it [1] in a not so lawyerly statement, “This is a significant milestone in the history of this storied franchise. I want to thank everybody who helped make this happen. The 2021 season is right around the corner and we’ve got a lot of work to do, so I’m excited to get started. Let’s go Mets!”

Amens all around, especially that last sentence.

Also leaving the premises via the front office exit: Brodie Van Wagenen; Omar Minaya; Allard Baird; Adam Guttridge; and Jarred Banner. Brodie and Omar, you know well. Or knew well. Team president Sandy Alderson (never count out all the familiar figures in our Met lives) announced their departure, and has, per a press release, “begun the process of building a new Baseball leadership group.” The caps on Baseball is theirs. We’ll amen that emphasis, too.