NY Mets: Be happy Steve Cohen called out the team
By Keith Jacobs
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has been very active on social media since he took over, providing a series of both funny and informative tweets about the team. On Wednesday however, Cohen took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with his team.
It’s no secret that the Mets have been one of the worst offenses in baseball this year, especially with runners in scoring position. On Wednesday morning, this is what Uncle Steve tweeted out:
This was a polarizing tweet, and it got responses that ranged from applause to criticism of the owner’s complaints. I’m here to tell you now, whether you like it or not, if you think his tweet is a bad thing, you are the problem.
Steve Cohen is a different kind of Mets owner
During the Wilpon years, outside of Terry Collins and Terry Collins only, there has never been accountability anywhere in the organization. Even when they were mediocre or worse year after year, nobody in the organization seemed to care, much less the owner.
Steve Cohen bought this team, he has a lot of money invested in this team, therefore he should be concerned about his investment and be able to voice those concerns. Say what you want about the method in which he voiced those concerns, but at least he said something.
The former late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner used to call out his teams in the press all the time back in the day. I’m aware that Cohen doesn’t have the resume and track record as an owner that Steinbrenner had, but saying something is better than being quiet and letting it all happen.
All the players are doing is telling everyone to calm down, saying to believe, and assuring that they will figure it out. Let’s be realistic, the Mets are playing terribly. As much as I appreciate the confidence the players continue to show, at some point, somebody needs to bring a fire to the microphone. At some point, there needs to be a spark.
Ideally, you would want this spark to come from a player or the manager, but Cohen has seen the need to try to provide that himself. Somebody in this organization is trying to hold this team accountable for their lack of production, and I’m all here for it.
They fell under .500 for the first time since May this week. Thankfully someone finally said something, and hopefully, this is what turns this team around.
Hours after the tweet went out, the Mets answered back with a win. It wasn’t the prettiest victory, but a late surge in extra innings showed some life in their bats.
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What this tweet also tells me is that if they don’t turn this around, there are going to be major changes in the offseason. I can’t predict exactly what those will be, but they will be big time.