Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen promises the Mets will act like a major market team. There has never been a better time to be a Mets fan. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

Today is officially the greatest day in the history of the New York Mets. The Mets are in great hands with new owner Steve Cohen. The Mets are officially here to take over, not take part. Cohen promises the Mets are going to start acting like a major market team.

“If I don’t win a World Series in the next three to five years, ” he said Tuesday, “I would consider that slightly disappointing.”

“We’re trying to formulate those thoughts today. I can promise you we’re gonna act like a major market team. Are we going to act like drunken sailors in the marketplace? No,” he said. “I want to be thoughtful. You can spend a lot of money today and then tie up your team in bad contracts for the next five years.”

I have to be honest; Cohen was extremely impressive. It felt like a bad college professor finally got replaced with someone that knows what they’re doing.

It was also the opposite of someone who’s impatient like Phillies owner John Middleton. Remember when he had the “stupid money” comment? Cohen is going to play this thing the right way and not blow his money on bad contracts like the Phillies did. Somehow, Philadelphia intentionally did it. Still amazing to this day.

For years, the Mets never spent money like a New York team should. Those days are over. Cohen wants to put a competitive team on the field year in and year out. Furthermore, he’s the richest owner in baseball by a mile. Even if Cohen misses on a couple of deals, he has the capital to make up for those mistakes.

This is a great day for Mets’ fans. New York has a real baseball team again and it’s not the Yankees.