I was listening to my buddy Corné’s podcast, The Rational Mets Podcast, and they briefly discussed if a Shohei Ohtani deal would impact an Alonso extension.

9.9 times out of 10, I’d say yes. Even if MLB doesn’t have a hard cap on salary, MLB team owners still only have so much money. Fortunately for the Mets, Steve Cohen is the anomaly.

Cohen has so much money that it’s actually pretty hard/close to impossible to replicate even through the video game MLB The Show. It’s quite unbelievable.

An Alonso deal could potentially look like $180M-$220M over the span of six to nine years. Again, while that might sway other owners away if you’re also trying to acquire Ohtani long-term, Cohen definitely marches to the beat of his own drum.

While I’m not sure what a long term contract for Shohei Ohtani would look like, I’m positive it’ll potentially be double what Alonso will bring in.

Yes it’s a ton of money, and there’s already a bunch of money tied up into long term contracts to players like Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, and Francisco Lindor but I think it’s more than a distinct possibility that Ohtani does sign along with Alonso.

That’s potentially $700M to only two players, but the Mets would get three with Ohtani being a two-way player… and a really really good one.

The discussion alone makes one realize just how much money Steve Cohen actually has as well as how much the man loves his team. Us fans are genuinely lucky to have a guy like Cohen owning, loving, and dedicating his resources in efforts to bring home the World Series trophy.

Take a listen to Corné and his buddy on The Rational Mets Podcast on YouTube as well as other streaming platforms. Below is a clip.

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