Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Credits Steve Cohen for Making New York Mets a Super Team in MLB

Published 05/08/2022, 12:07 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 07: Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference on August 7, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rodriguez announced that he will play his final major league game on Friday, August 12 and then assume a position with the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Of all MLB teams, the New York Mets have surprised the most this season. But this did not happen overnight. After taking ownership of the Mets, Steve Cohen made some wise investments in the 2022 free agency. Even the Yankees legend Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez believes that Cohen has totally transformed the Mets.

Apart from being a baseball legend, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is one of the wisest minds in the game. Even after years of his retirement, the Yankees legend has a better understanding of the game than a few of the current players and managers.

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Having played for over 20 years in Major League Baseball, A-Rod knows what needs to be done in baseball to make it an even better game. Recently, while speaking at a conference, the Yankees legend heaped some high praise on the Mets owner Steve Cohen.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez believes Steve Cohen and Buck Showalter transformed the Mets

Talking about the Mets, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez praised Steve Cohen for bringing the right people and believing in his team. A-Rod also applauded Buck Showalter for his managing skills. He even compared Showalter with the iconic NFL manager, Nick Saban.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 29: Broadcaster and former MLB player Alex Rodriguez looks on from the field before the game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees at RingCentral Coliseum on August 29, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

“We’re talking about Steve Cohen… One of the richest owners in sports, but one of the richest as far as deploying capital analytics. But what he did differently is he also brought in Buck Showalter, who is a savant and is an old-school guy. Reminds me of Nick Saban,said A-Rod.

“So the combination of analytics and old-school, I think, is just perfect,” Rod added.

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The New York Mets are running riots this season. The Buck Showalter-led team is the only side in MLB to not lose a single series in 2022. With 19 wins out of 28 games, the Mets are sitting at the top of the National League East.

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Given their current form, do you think the Mets can win the World Series this season?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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