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Steve Cohen’s bid to buy the Mets is officially over after he gave it his “best shot.”
A big reason why the deal reportedly fell through was because Jeff Wilpon could not let go of the power he acquired.
The younger Wilpon might have to come to grips with the loss of control eventually since they still intend to sell the team.
According to Commissioner Rob Manfred however, the Wilpons were not to blame for the deal falling through.
Manfred also said he is “uncomfortable” with the roles Jessica Mendoza and Pedro Martinez have as both analysts and team officials.
Even with all the turmoil happening around the organization, spring training is nearly here and Yoenis Cespedes is ready to prove all the doubters wrong.
Noah Syndergaard is also in Port St. Lucie and is very satisfied with the work he put in during the offseason.
Despite the players already showing up to camp, the renovations to Clover Park are not finished and probably won’t be completely done until June.
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Matt Joyce could be a nice addition to shore up Miami’s bench.
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Former-Met Chris Young received a promotion within the commissioner’s office, while Joe Torre got reassigned to an advisory role.
The Mookie Betts trade still isn’t official after there was some concern over Brusdar Graterol’s medicals.
One unspoken aspect of the trade is Alex Verdugo’s culpability in a sexual assault that took place while he was a prospect and yet no suspension or investigation by Major League Baseball seems to be forthcoming.
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Maggie Wiggin updated the Cohen situation.
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Happy Birthday Endy Chavez!