From the Pariah of Wall Street to the Beloved Billionaire Who Owns the New York Mets

From a New York Times story by Matt Flegenheimer and Kate Kelly headlined “Steve Cohen’s Amazing, Maddening, Money-Losing Big to Own New York”:

Around early 2020, before the New York Mets were his, Steven A. Cohen received an unexpected request: Justin Verlander, then the Houston Astros’ ace, wanted to speak with him.

The subject was not baseball.

“He was wondering about hedge fund investments,” Cohen, a hedge fund billionaire, said in an interview, wandering between practice fields in a semi-tucked golf polo at the Mets’ spring facility. “I met him through a friend. ‘Sure, I’ll help you out. I’ll help you think about it.’ Why not?”