Edwin Diaz

It’s no secret that Edwin Diaz’s injury was devastating to the Mets and their World Series aspirations. It’s also no secret that New York is a different ball club under Steve Cohen, who bought the organization from Fred and Jeff Wilpon, a little over two years ago. In the past, an injury to a superstar player would’ve been a death blow to this organization, which likely wouldn’t have made Diaz the highest-paid reliever in the history of the sport, anyways.

But, that was the past. The team is under new management and it’s shown in both their spending habits and the way they treat injured players like Diaz. That was made inherently clear in a recent article published in The Athletic, which detailed Cohen’s likely conversation with Diaz in the hours following his patellar tendon injury and subsequent surgery.

We’re going to do everything we can to get you better and take care of you,” Cohen told Diaz, per The Athletic’s Will Sammon.

When Diaz returned to his home in Port St. Lucie from his surgery, which is supposed to sideline him for six months at the very least, he had a trainer, nutritionist and personal chef waiting for him, courtesy of Cohen and the Mets.

Needless to say, the reaction from the MLB world was shocking.

“Hal making the Yankees players pay for the Wifi while Cohen gives his player a personal chef,” a fan said in reference to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner.

One word represents Cohen’s actions, according to Casey Stern: “Culture.”

“This is how all owners should treat their players,” wrote another fan. “Steve Cohen is more than just an MLB owner. He is a person who has feelings for other people. A truly compassionate person.”

“First class organization. Man, I never thought I would EVER say that about my team,” said a Mets fan.

Other reactions pouring in were super complimentary of the Mets, while also making sure to take shots at the Wilpons.

[The Athletic]

About Sam Neumann

Sam is a 2021 graduate of Temple University who has previously worked for other publications such as The Clemson Insider, Jets Wire and OwlScoop.com. He's a Charlotte native, who currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, and is unfortunately a big Mets and Jets fan.