Mets’ Steve Cohen bitter over Steven Matz-Cardinals deal, calls out agent for ‘unprofessional behavior&apos The Mets&apos pay lavishly to help lure a player in his prime away from the Cardinals, but there are bad feelings.
The Mets are becoming well-known for their splurges on free agents, but it’s not all fun and games. The team has just inked pitcher Steven Matz to a four-year, $31 million contract, which the Mets are touting as a great trade. Cardinals’ general manager John Mozeliak said that he could not “quite believe” what he was hearing about the deal and hinted that the Cardinals were unable to compete with the Mets’ big price tag.
However, the deal seems to have fallen flat with Mets&apos owner Steve Cohen. On the first day of spring training, Cohen made an appearance at Port St. Lucie on Monday to criticize the deal, calling Mozeliak ‘’ ‘’ unprofessional ‘’ ‘’ misleading’ about the Mets’ proposal of an even bigger deal.
Steve Cohen: #Mets side of the contract “unacceptable” after he says he & his group made “max offer” to #Cardinals
Source: pic.twitter.com/fWAcHr7zUd — Sean McLaughlin (@SeanCMcLaughlin) February 26, 2018
The 2016 National League Cy Young winner wants Cohen ‘’ to #Liveup to his name & know that the Mets shouldn’t have agreed to this price for a player in his prime — and the state of the team is in shambles.”
The 29-year-old Matz was 13-9 with a 2.78 ERA last season and has a chance to be a front-line starter again, if the Mets can keep him healthy.