The New York Mets are officially under new ownership.
Hedge fund billionaire’s wife Steve Cohen after he officially bought the team from the Wilpons for $2.4 billion on Friday.
Cohen is worth more than $14 billion and Mets fans are hoping the new owner’s deep pockets – and lifelong loyalty to the team – will help turn the franchise around.
One player who is happy to see the Wilpons get shown the door is pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard took a parting shot at the Wilpon family while dubbing new owner Cohen with an interesting nickname.
Syndergaard told Mike Puma of the New York Post:
“All I plead is that the new owner treats players and personnel in the organization like people and less like expendable commodities. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited having the real-life Bobby Axelrod leading the charge.”
Noah Syndergaard tells The Post: “All I plead is that the new owner treats players and personnel in the organization like people and less like expendable commodities. That being said, I couldn’t be more excited having the real life Bobby Axelrod leading the charge.”
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) October 30, 2020
Bobby Axelrod is a reference to the main character from the Showtime series Billions. Calling the nickname flattering is up for some debate.
Syndergaard is usually good with nicknames. He’s allegedly the genius behind dubbing Bartolo Colon “Big Sexy.”
Syndergaard was the subject of frequent trade rumors over the last two years, so the pitcher not being a fan of the Wilpons is understandable.
The 28-year-old flame thrower becomes a free agent at the end of the 2021 season.
[via New York Post]