New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has removed all of his Mets content on his Instagram account, which leaves many to wonder what the future holds for both Rosario and the Mets.
As we head into this upcoming offseason one of the biggest questions surrounding the New York Mets is who will be their starting shortstop on Opening Day? While rumors are swirling of a potential Francisco Lindor deal between the Mets and the Cleveland Indians potentially occurring this offseason, the Mets also have two solid internal options in Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez if they look to stay in-house at the shortstop position.
With that being said there is a slight twist of intrigue that recently occurred over the past few days with Amed Rosario removing all related Mets photos and content off of his personal Instagram page. While this certainly can amount to nothing, it’s worth noting that this has been a common move among athletes in the past when a change of scenery is looming.
Another interesting tidbit regarding this situation includes SNY posting a social media graphic on Thursday with a quote from new owner Steve Cohen which states, “You build champions. You don’t buy them. And we have a great core on this team.” What makes the potential drama surrounding this graphic riveting is the fact that the SNY graphic includes many of the Mets homegrown stars but excludes Rosario. Yet the graphic includes fellow young shortstop Andres Gimenez.
Is it possible that Rosario viewed this as a slight towards himself? It’s certainly feasible to imagine so if you connect the dots, as the 24-year old Rosario has long been thought of as a building block for the Mets franchise for quite a few years now. It is also worth mentioning that Rosario had acting like a consummate professional when he was benched during the 2020 season in place of Gimenez, which many could imagine must’ve been difficult on the young shortstop.
However, at a time where there is much jubilation between Mets fans and players alike regarding the new era of ownership, it’s very puzzling that Rosario has seemed to rid himself of any Mets related items on his Instagram account, especially when he has been consistently posting some great content of himself working hard at his offseason workouts which is certainly encouraging if he remains with the ballclub next season.
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As previously stated, this speculation may amount to nothing at the end of the day. Nonetheless, it’s certainly still worth something keeping an eye on as the organization begins to approach an offseason that is expected to be filled with major moves to improve a ballclub that finished tied for fourth in the National League East standings, despite the lofty expectations this past season.