What at first seemed fun and different to one owner, Mets owner Steve Cohen’s Twitter account has quickly become irritating, controversial, and boring to many, and a tweet he released Wednesday morning added to. that saga.

According to Cohen, the Mets were in line to meet Steven Matz, who wore orange and blue from 2015 to 2020, going 31-41 with 4.35 in 579 2/3 innings. However, Matz opted to sign a four-year, $ 44 million deal with the Cardinals, infuriating Cohen.

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Matz spent last season in Toronto and had one of the best years of his career. He was 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA and struck out 144 in 150 2/3 innings.

The Mets apparently made Matz a similar offer to St. Louis, along with several other teams, before he opted to address the Cardinals.

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In response to Cohen’s tweet, Rob Martin, Matz’s agent, issued a statement.

Martin apparently also spoke to Cohen Wednesday morning and seemed to ease the tension and downplay the concerns about meat between the two.

The Mets have yet to make a big splash so far in free agency after losing No. 2 starter Noah Syndergaard to the Angels and so far have been unable to reach deals for Michael Conforto and Javier Baéz to return to Citi Field.