New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has expressed his frustration over the behavior of pitcher Steven Matz’s camp during contract negotiations.
Cohen took to Twitter Wednesday morning, claiming they did not stay true to their promise.
Talking to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, said Cohen that Matz and his agent reached out to the team and said the Mets were his first choice as he had unfinished business with the team.
“Most of the relationships I’ve had with agents have been wonderful. The conversations have been good, they really have been. But here it was different. This was something so over the line,” Cohen said. “I can not imagine. , what the agent was thinking in terms of how they reached out to us and the reasons why they wanted to come back. I’ve never had an agent do that to me before. “
The comments come after Matz agreed to a $ 44 million four-year deal with St. Louis. Louis Cardinals.
Martin declined to comment on the situation after being contacted by Athletics Ken Rosenthal.
Matz played the first six years of his career with the Mets going 31-41 with a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 552 strikeouts over 107 starts.