Steve Cohen tears up Steven Matz’s agent over shady bargaining tactics


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  • Mets owner Steve Cohen tore up a pitcher’s agent after the player signed with another team
  • Hedge fund billionaire said he had “never seen such unprofessional behavior” after representative for Steven Matz allegedly reneged on pledge
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In 2020, New York Mets fans saw a decades-long nightmare end when much-maligned owner (and Bernie Madoff victim) Fred Wilpon sold the franchise to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen for 2 , $ 4 billion.

The team may not have magically changed things immediately after the deal, but Cohen did what he could to get into the good graces of Mets fans thanks in large part to the transparency that ‘he contributed by frequently sharing his thoughts on the team on Twitter.

Shortly after the acquisition was finalized, Cohen invited Mets fans to participate in his mentions with suggestions for improving their rooting experience, and he didn’t hesitate to blast players when they weren’t. not meet expectations.

On Wednesday, Cohen turned his attention to a new target that managed to draw his anger: agent representing pitcher Steven Matz, who signed a four-year, $ 44 million contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday.

The left-hander was drafted by the organization in 2009 and played for his MLB squad for six seasons before being traded to the Blue Jays in 2020, but it appeared Cohen was interested in bringing him back to free agency.

The team reportedly extended Matz a three-year offer earlier this week before St. Louis successfully debauchery by increasing that number to four, and it’s safe to say that Cohen isn’t thrilled that Agent d ‘Icon Sports Management which handled the negotiations did not give the Mets a chance to respond to an offer they were prepared to match.

Matz isn’t exactly a superstar, so it’s not like this development is going to make or break the future of the Mets. Having said that, I can’t blame Cohen for being pissed off.


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