Mets: Howie Rose expresses his disappointment in Robinson Cano
By Tim Boyle
Plenty of people had something to say about Robinson Cano’s suspension including one of the voices of the New York Mets, Howie Rose.
One of the voices of the New York Mets, Howie Rose, showed no mercy for Robinson Cano Wednesday night. After learning of Cano’s 162-game suspension, Rose took to Twitter to express his feelings.
Rose came from an interesting perspective. Honest, meaningful, and relatable, Rose said what a lot of Mets fans are feeling.
And in doing so, Rose showed us again why he’s such a great voice of the Mets for more than just play-by-play.
Rose pulled no punches with this tweet. He essentially said Jeff McNeil should have been the second baseman all along. A little more painful to Cano, he whipped out the “shameful” to show how he truly felt.
This wasn’t the end of Rose’s time on Twitter. He brought up the “shameful” word again in another tweet about how much Cano has hurt his own legacy.
Like many, I think Rose was surprised by Cano’s suspension. It’s one thing for an athlete to make a mistake like this once in their career. Doing it again starts to get arrogant and disrespectful.
Rose wasn’t the only member of the baseball world to show his disdain for Cano’s actions. Many other players and figures went on social media to blast the Mets second baseman.
Coming from Rose, though, is a little different. Rose is an important part of the Mets franchise and someone we might expect to protect players in a situation like this. Instead, Rose spoke from the heart with the shock I think a lot of us felt.
The fact that someone like Rose would go as far as to say Cano may not play for the Mets again says a lot. Steve Cohen is a smart man and certainly listening to the thoughts and opinions of every important within the organization. While this won’t ultimately determine any action he does take with Cano, it will play a factor.
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There’s no urgency to release Cano as his salary for 2021 has already been forfeited. Sadly, for him, this just means a longer time where well-respected members of the baseball world can speak bluntly about him and his poor decision-making.