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Steven Cohen Sets High Expectations for the Mets. Very High.

No one yet knows what kind of baseball team owner Steven Cohen will be once games have been played and performances can be measured along with wins and losses.

In Cohen’s first off-season at the helm, Mets fans have gotten a taste that their new owner, when properly motivated, can spend like George Steinbrenner. But will a bombastic and impatient side suddenly appear at the first sign of a losing streak? Or will he demonstrate a hands-off patience, the way Nelson Doubleday once did as the Mets’ owner?

It will take time to learn Cohen’s in-season tendencies, a process that is set to begin Monday night in Philadelphia, where the Mets are scheduled to play their first regular season game since Cohen purchased the team in November — a debut that had been delayed since Thursday because of positive coronavirus tests among Washington Nationals players.