New York Mets beat writer Justin Toscano discusses Steve Cohen taking over as the new owner of the team.

“Steve Cohen, owner of the New York Mets.” 

How does that sound, Mets fans? 

It’s now reality as Cohen officially became the team’s owner by completing the $2.4 billion transaction Friday. He announced on Twitter that the sale closed. His introductory press conference will likely be held on Tuesday over 

“This is a significant milestone in the history of this storied franchise,”Cohen soon said in a statement. “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!”

The Wilpon era is over and optimism awaits for a franchise that, for most of this century, has been known more for the comical headlines it