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NY Mets Rumors: Is Steve Cohen Involved in MLB Investigation?

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Major League Baseball is probing the New York Mets for potentially cheating with their injury list. The spotlight is on owner Steve Cohen. Did he know?

Key Takeaways
  • MLB is digging into NY Mets rumors of cheating by manipulating their injury list.
  • Mets owner Steve Cohen is at the center of the investigation, raising questions about his knowledge of the alleged rule-breaking.
  • The investigation was sparked by an anonymous tip, putting even more pressure on the team and its management.

Did Mets Owner Steve Cohen Turn a Blind Eye to Rule-Breaking? 

Major League Baseball is diving deep to see if the New York Mets broke the rules by putting fit players on the injury list. But it’s not just the team on the hot seat; the big question is what Steve Cohen, the team’s owner, knew about it. Sources say the league wants to see if Cohen was in the loop when these decisions were made.

Three years ago, Cohen forked over a whopping $2.3 billion to buy the Mets. Before that, he had his own run-in with the law, dodging charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over an insider trading case at his hedge fund.

So why is MLB so keen on digging into Cohen's involvement?

Two reasons:

  1. First, they want to show fans and other team owners that they’re serious about cracking down on cheating.
  2. Second, they’re curious if Cohen’s past troubles have trickled down into how he runs the Mets.

Whistle-Blower Triggers MLB Probe

The whole thing kicked off when someone, who chose to stay anonymous, sent a letter to MLB’s head honcho, Robert Manfred. The letter claimed that the Mets’ General Manager, Billy Eppler, had put at least one healthy player on the injury list this year. Who spilled the beans is still unknown, but some think it could be one of the team’s trainers.

This isn’t just about breaking rules; it’s also about playing fair. Putting healthy players on the injury list can mess with the team’s roster and could even affect players’ future salaries.

Fans and MLB Concerned Over “Win-At-Any-Cost” Culture

Many fans in the baseball world are worried. They think this kind of rule-bending is part of a bigger problem: a “win-at-any-cost” attitude that pushes the limits of what’s okay. MLB’s Manfred himself has had to face criticism for not taking stronger action in past cheating scandals, like with the Houston Astros in 2017.

Billy Eppler, the Mets’ general manager, recently stepped down, adding another twist to this unfolding drama. The investigation is far from over, and MLB is planning to go through emails, text messages, and medical records to get to the bottom of it.

Looking Ahead: What’s Next for the Mets and Steve Cohen?

Steve Cohen isn’t new to controversies. In the past decade, he’s been involved in multiple investigations. Amid all this, he’s also shown he can adapt, taking steps to tighten oversight at his investment firm. While NY online betting sites are buzzing with speculation about the Mets’ future, Cohen remains a focal point of discussions.

As for the Mets, they’ve just hired a new President of Baseball Operations who will oversee the front office, including whoever steps into Eppler’s shoes. The Mets and Cohen have a lot riding on this investigation, and the baseball world is watching closely to see how it all turns out.

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