Let’s check in on the Mets.
Well this is interesting. It would appear as though owner Steve Cohen is unhappy:
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
He’s mad because Steven Matz signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cardinals. Matz was a Met from 2015 until January of this year, when he was traded to the Blue Jays. On the market this offseason, he had interest from a bunch of teams, Mets included, and Cohen got burned.
But that’s the name of the game. The word of an agent is worth less than the NFT that Ben Simmons is currently using as his social media profile picture. You can’t ever trust an agent. Not Scott Boras, not Drew Rosenhaus, not Rich Paul, not any of those guys. They only care about their clients and themselves, which is the name of the game, unfortunately.
Matz’s agent leveraged the Mets to get a fourth year from Saint Louis. Good bit of business. Cohen tweeting about it probably doesn’t help in this department. Does anybody at all want to work with a Twitter complainer? Didn’t think so.
Here’s something worth looking at:
2/His quote: “Most relationships I have had with agents have been wonderful. The conversations have been good, they really have been. But here this was different. This was something so over the line.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 24, 2021
Statement from Steven Matz’s agent, Rob Martin. pic.twitter.com/yC4p1FPfaP
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 24, 2021