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“A Two-Headed Monster…”- Alex Rodriguez Discusses the Reasons Why He Believes the New York Mets Have a Prosperous Future Ahead

Published 12/15/2022, 8:30 AM EST

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Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez became an iconic legend of the sport through his masterful playing skills. But that wasn’t merely about all that he had in him. He always had the vision to make the sport more entertaining and to promote the brand of MLB worldwide. Recently, he talked about why he thinks that the New York Mets have a great future ahead.

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Growing up, the Mets were Rodriguez’s favorite MLB team. Therefore, while dating pop music megastar Jennifer Lopez, ‘A-Rod’ even bid for a Mets’ ownership. Rodriguez wanted to utilize his combined massive net worth with Lopez to seal the Mets deal. Unfortunately, a bigger fish in the form of billionaire business executive, Steven Cohen rather got the Mets’ stamp of approval. 


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Thus, Cohen took over principal ownership of the Mets franchise with a whopping $2.4 billion purchase in 2020. Since then, he has already been making some notable changes in the roster and management. The most laudable move was the hiring of manager Buck Showalter. Therefore, Rodriguez couldn’t stop himself from praising the present Mets administration in his recent interview. 

Alex Rodriguez loud-mouthed in praise of the New York Mets 

In an interview with New York Post’s The Show podcast this year, Alex Rodriguez discussed his fantasy Mets’ vision. He even appreciated Steven Cohen for the similarities in Cohen’s Mets’ setup with Rodriguez’s own. Recently, the Yankees legend graced sports analyst Colin Cowherd’s podcast. At one instance, ‘A-Rod’ got into talking about the Mets again.

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Speaking in the interview, Rodriguez said, “I love calling baseball-centric front offices. We look at Houston with Jim Crane. You look at Steven Cohen and Buck Showalter. You have the Braves, most experienced baseball staff. But the combination of Steven Cohen and Buck Showalter, who I think is the smartest mind in the game today.” 


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‘A-Rod’ further said, “I loved it for two reasons: (A) He has won. (B) He’s connected back to his old teammates. Sure, that’s a hell of a two-headed monster. I love the lengths, two years’s very controllable. I just love getting those two guys back together.” 


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How did Rodriguez fare as an MLB player? 

Rodriguez made his MLB debut for the Seattle Mariners in 1994 and began displaying exhilarating performances. Transforming into a marquee player within a brief time, ‘A-Rod’ signed heavy contracts with Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

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As is obvious, his tenure with the Yankees remains the most memorable for him. Making 14 All-Star appearances in total, Rodriguez also won the World Series in 2009 with the Yankees. Post-retirement, alongside his broadcasting duties, ‘A-Rod’ has also gained a reputation as an elite entrepreneur.

What do you think about Alex Rodriguez’s comments on the New York Mets? Do you believe Rodriguez would have been a successful owner of the Mets? Leave your comments below!



Madhurjya Bhuyan

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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar