New York Mets owner Steve Cohen ruffled some feathers on Twitter on Wednesday morning after he tweeted about the team’s offense, an offense that has hit .221/.295/.344 since August 1.
The newest owner in Major League Baseball had this to say about his team’s offense.
That tweet comes on the heels of the New York Mets losing five straight games to two divisional rivals of the Colorado Rockies: the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. In that span, the Mets are hitting .201/.277/.282 as a team.
But what if Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort handled his team’s issues the same as New York Mets owner Steve Cohen?
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort has had his fair share of criticism in recent years by the media and fans for how he has handled the team (and deservedly so), but that is one thing that Rockies fans don’t have to deal with: an owner that is tweeting, like New York Mets fans now have in their new owner, Steve Cohen.
Monfort does respond to fans via email from his iPad (and then those fans often tweet out his responses to them) but if Monfort was actually on Twitter and did tweet things as Cohen has, it could be a mixed bag for Monfort, just like it has for Cohen.
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Some New York Mets fans are happy that Cohen is willing to call out the team publicly, despite the backlash he may face in the clubhouse from his players. But some are unhappy that he addressed that in a public realm, rather than addressing it internally.
However, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort might actually get credit from Rockies fans if he was in Cohen’s shoes. Some fans would like it because it would be a way to communicate with him (and Cohen often responds to fans, even about small issues, like questions about ticketing for games). It would also be a way for fans to see what Monfort is thinking.
In this instance, if Monfort was calling out the Rockies for offensive woes like they have experienced all season long on the road, it might actually quell some fans’ criticisms of him. However, many fans would then say, “Okay. That’s great that you know *what* the problem is, but how are you going to fix said problem?”
And that’s the $50 million question: How can the Colorado Rockies fix their offensive woes on the road? Thus far, there doesn’t seem to be a solution in sight.
Due to some odd scheduling, the Mets will face the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants again so, in total, the Mets will face the Dodgers and Giants for 13 straight games. Thus far, the Mets have only faced the two teams for five of those 13 games and they are 0-5.
This stretch could be the end of the New York Mets’ playoff hopes in 2021 and if that’s the case, some heads may roll this offseason in Queens.