Deesha Thosar: The Steve Cohen Effect has made Mets the most interesting team in baseball

NEW YORK — Steve Cohen, the hedge-fund maven sitting in the comfort of his home with a makeshift Mets logo backdrop, addressed the media for the first time last month. For 45 minutes, everything that came out of Cohen’s mouth resonated with a championship-deprived band of people that included a buzzing Mets fan base, players not even on the team, baseball executives and more. There was no hesitation in Sandy Alderson’s response when the new team president was asked why he returned to the Mets. “It was Steve Cohen,” Alderson said on his decision to lead the Mets’ baseball operations department….

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