Mets Fans Panic Over Chris Christie Advising Steve Cohen
Last year, Steve Cohen was supposed to be the savior for Mets fans, having purchased the franchise from Fred Wilpon to become the richest owner in baseball. Twelve months later, Cohen is reportedly listening to Chris Christie for baseball advice and it’s causing Mets fans to panic.
Cohen has struggled to stock his front office since taking over the team. His first general manager hire, Jared Porter lasted one month, getting fired after reports surfaced that he sent more than 60 unsolicited text messages to a female journalist, some including lewd photographs. Zack Scott took over as the interim general manager, but he was placed on administrative leave following a mid-season DWI arrest.
Desperate and struggling to build a front office, Cohen has reportedly turned to New Jersey’s former governor. New York Mets beat writer for the Daily News, Deesha Thosar reported Christie’s involvement Wednesday afternoon.
According to Thosar, Cohen has leaned on Christie, who joined the Mets’ Board of Directors in February, while the owner is keeping team president Sandy Alderson “informed on the status of the search.”
As team president, Alderson likely has more involvement than just being kept informed, but if he helped lead the search for Porter and Scott, a new voice for guidance might not be a bad idea. But Chris Christie?
As most MLB front offices look to get younger and more diverse with a strong trust in analytics, fans are desperate to see Cohen rely on someone with more baseball prowess than the 59-year-old former governor.
being a mets fan is like having your hand permanently stuck in the dune pain box https://t.co/EwtyJHJY1X
— Alex FitzpatrickOrTreat 🎃 (@AlexJamesFitz) October 27, 2021
Steve Cohen closing down the GW Bridge til he finds a GM https://t.co/z30WoCU1tb
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 27, 2021
“Oh look. There goes another GM candidate.” pic.twitter.com/NuXOovKm1V
— Chris Carlin (@ChrisCarlin) October 27, 2021
This sounds absolutely…true. And would explain almost everything. https://t.co/K7oZgsXsjw
— David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) October 27, 2021
Time for an Old Fashioned!! 🥃 https://t.co/Pfmrc78LHI
— Standings (@StandingsNYC) October 27, 2021
Congrats to the Braves, Marlins, Nationals and Phillies. https://t.co/gwyOv6l345
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 27, 2021
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 27, 2021
All I can do is laugh at this point.
The Braves are gonna win the World Series and the owner of the Mets is talking to gd Chris Christie about who to hire. Embarrassing. https://t.co/Cx9ekiq42G
— JT Terán (@jt_teran) October 27, 2021
I’m sorry mets fans. https://t.co/JFF0a4gtzJ
— Zombies LoveOfBrainsies (@kombiz) October 27, 2021
I want nothing more in the world than for Chris Christie to be general manager of the Mets.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 27, 2021
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