Steve Cohen fumes on Twitter over Steven Matz’s Mets snub

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Steven Matz isn’t returning to the Mets — and Steve Cohen isn’t happy about it.

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Mets owner took to Twitter on Wednesday morning, Hours after agreeing to a four-year deal with the Cardinals late Tuesday, Matz said: “I’m not happy this morning. I’ve never seen such unprofessional behavior displayed by a player’s agent. Me. Looks like words and promises don’t matter.”

Steve Cohen isn’t happy with how the Mets’ conversation with Steven Metz went downhill.
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According to sources, Cohen, as well as new general manager Billy Appler, believed he would have a chance to match any deals before Matz signed elsewhere. However, he was not given the final call after Matz’s agent Rob Martin agreed to a four-year $44 million deal – which could increase to $48 million with incentives – after a strong season with the Toronto Saints. Louis to go. Martin declined to comment.


The deal was physically pending as of Wednesday morning.

Steven Matz signed with the Cardinals on November 23, 2021.
Steven Matz signed with the Cardinals on November 23, 2021.

The Mets made an offer to Matz, who had spent the first six seasons of his major league career with the organization. The 30-year-old lefty is said to have received offers from at least eight teams.

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He went 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA in 29 starts for the Blue Jays last season, bouncing back from a rough 2020. The Mets traded Long Island native Toronto last winter in a deal that netted minor leaguers Sean Reed-Foley, Yenisei. Diaz and Josh Winkowski.


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