NJ.com notices Steve Cohen is only around when things are going well

I have been saying this for a few years already, but blah blah I am old and “too negative” (although not negative enough, I could have had Frank the Tank’s Barstool money if only I’d missed a train).

Anyway, NJ.com has noticed what I have been saying for YEARS

The New York Mets are in a funk and the team’s owner, Steve Cohen, is nowhere to be found.

Don’t think Chris “Mad Dog” Russo hasn’t noticed, either. With the Mets in a four-game losing streak — their longest skid of the season — the bombastic hot take-machine is questioning Cohen’s loyalty.


“First off, let’s get rid of one of these myths, that Steve Cohen, growing up in Long Island had Ed Kranepool pictures in his bedroom,” Russo said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Tuesday. “No, he didn’t. He’s the owner. He owns a fortune. He was a Yankee fan! He loved the Yankees! He didn’t love the Mets. The Mets were for sale, and now he’s got his Mets hat on and he’s Mr. Met? Nonsense!”


It appears to me Steve hasn’t tweeted since May 27th but I may be wrong.

Jacob deGrom and throwing 100mph in the spring

Poor Jacob deGrom needing TJ Surgery again.

Long time readers know how I jumped up and down about the Mets letting deGrom throw 100 in the Spring.  Let’s visit the Dallas Morning News from  March 25th:

DeGrom made his second start of spring training on Saturday, just as camp was closing for good. And it was just as good as the first one: Flashing 100 mph heat and 92 mph sliders, he struck out six in 3.2 scoreless innings.

Well, yeah.  Don’t do that.

I will once again refer everyone to the 2017 article in the New York Times titled: Seeing Noah Syndergaard’s Injury Coming at 100 M.P.H.   The topic, throwing 100mph.

Tom House, the former pitcher and coach who runs the National Pitching Association in California, told Bob Klapisch of The Bergen Record in February: “Unfortunately, this is an injury waiting to happen by the second week of June. Unless you’re picking up a ball while you’re getting stronger, you’re just adding muscle that doesn’t know how to throw. It’s unskilled muscle.”

I saw one blogger refer to deGrom as an All Time Great.  Not one of the better Mets…an All Time Great.   Guys, relax.  deGrom was really good for a few seasons.  So were a lot of guys.  He’s someone that you can welcome back to the CasinoDome in the 2030s….but he’s not an All Time Great.  That’s insane.

For reference, these were the pitchers on the All Century Team, and even Tom Seaver isn’t on this list:

Nolan Ryan
Sandy Koufax
Cy Young
Roger Clemens (interestingly not in the Hall of Fame!)
Bob Gibson
Walter Johnson.
Warren Spahn
Christy Mathewson
Lefty Grove

I’m not sure who you’re bouncing to get deGrom on that list….and that list has no relievers btw….

deGrom is signed for 5 years and $185,000,000.  He is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA in 6 games with Texas.  He made 11 starts in 2022 and 15 in 2021.

On March 7 of 2021, MetsPolice.com published an article titled The Mets will break Jacob deGrom letting him throw 100 in March

Mets Fans and Main Stream Media turning on Francisco Lindor

Hey look, it’s yet another example of me sticking to my guns and taking bullets from the yahoos on twitter, and now once again everyone is coming around to my way of thinking.

Our reasons may be different – for me, you turn on the fans (aka CUSTOMERS Steve) then you’re done.

Many Mets fans, it’s the same as always – if you can hit you can murder someone on 5th avenue (as someone once said) and if you don’t, they run you out of town.

They are also starting to come after Pete, but for some reason Mets fans forget Pete regularly looks terrible for 3 weeks, and then hits 6 HRs in 8 days and you guys go back to putting him in the Hall of Fame.  I still say Trade Him next time he’s hot and get some more steady pieces in here.

Mets fans boo Francisco Lindor who had booed them

Good job Mets fans!  Lindor would boo you, so don’t feel bad about booing him!

Lindor said, “I don’t want to block them out.They are expressing their frustration, and I hear them. I am right there with them. I just have to get better.”

The Post points out Lindor is hitting .164 in 15 games since May 18, including 0-for-15 in his last four games.