The New York Mets are big spenders now that Steve Cohen owns the team.
He shelled out big money for Francisco Lindor last offseason and fans are waiting to see what big moves he makes this offseason.
One expected move was to get Steven Matz back after he left New York and spent one season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Instead, Matz decided to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals.
We say it was an expected move because Cohen decided to share some insight in how Matz’s decision came as a bit of a shock to him.
I’m not happy this morning . I’ve never seen such unprofessional behavior exhibited by a player’s agent.I guess words and promises don’t matter.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) November 24, 2021
Cohen directly calls out Matz’s agent, who apparently went back on some promises.
Steve Cohen Is Not Happy
One way to look at this is to find some humor in an owner openly complaining about an agent.
Did this have to be on Twitter?
That is just the way Cohen operates and his subtweeting skills are strong.
Ultimately, Matz is now with the Cardinals.
It is fascinating in general that Cohen seems to be in on these negotiations.
Mets believe they were promised a final shot to sign Matz and didn’t get it. That Matz did his deal with the #STlCardinals and did not come back as they thought he would. They were willing to go to the same 4-yr, $44M for a reunion. https://t.co/CbMVF3ugC5
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 24, 2021
Perhaps that is because the team just hired a new GM in Billy Eppler, or maybe Cohen just likes being involved since it is his money being spent.
Mets fans can live without landing Matz.
But what if the team misses on signing Javier Baez?
Or another top position player?
Cohen was able to get Lindor signed to that decade-long deal.
He then struck out in attempting to make other big acquisitions.
Having a proper GM in place should help the process go smoother than before and could lead to better communication with agents.
But everyone can now be on alert that if they anger Cohen, he is going to take to Twitter with some snarky comments.