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This was a comment left on a story in The Athletic entitled, “Mets’ new manager Buck Showalter: ‘There’s no magic sprinkle dust. It’s about winning baseball games'”:
Magic sprinkle dust sounds like droppings from the mythical Ratcoon. Is that still around?
I think it might still be lurking in dark corners of Citi that don’t see home run balls…or between a red ass who can’t be coached and alienates himself from teammates and an overpaid man child that no longer has homies on the team because they all thumbs downed the fans at his request (everyone not owed $341M directly or indirectly associated with that incident – including Noah and Stro via online comments – is off the team and wasn’t offered long term deals, or any deal.)
I’m unaware of the “online comments” from Noah Sydergaard and Marcus Stroman in regards to thumbgate but it certainly sounds plausible to me. Regardless, this is an interesting take – that the Mets actively looked to remove everyone they could who participated in the thumbs down gesture. It could explain why Javier Baez, Kevin Pillar and Stroman are all in different uniforms, even if they tried to re-up with Baez.
Perhaps it’s a case where they were willing to bring those guys back on their terms but they weren’t going to extend themselves if someone else made a higher offer. Then the idea that Syndergaard didn’t give them a chance to match the Anaheim offer is a bunch of hot air.
Not saying that this take is 100% accurate – just thought it might be worth discussing.