Mets President Calls Out Javy Baez For Thumbs Down Message to Fans: "Totally Unacceptable"

 

The New York "Mess" with the New York Mets is getting more and more ugly. After players gave their own fans the "thumbs down" in Citi Field on Sunday, Javy Baez claimed it was to protest the fans booing of their team—in essence, he said, the players were "booing" the fans right back

Team President Sandy Alderson and the Mets have now released a statement, ripping Baez and others, calling their actions "totally unacceptable, and will not be tolerated."

Alderson went on to say that "booing is every fan's right," and "Mets fans are loyal, passionate, knowledgable and more than willing to express themselves. We love them for every one of these qualities."

The Mets have called a team meeting to address the issue. 

Javy Baez was traded to the Mets at the deadline one month ago from the Chicago Cubs, the team he helped lead to the World Series championship in 2016, and a city where he is beloved. 

Baez is a free agent at season's end, and it's entirely possible that he could head right back to the Windy City, as he and the Cubs were working on a possible long-term contract last season, according to Jon Heyman.  

Even Mets' owner Steve Cohen—who himself blasted the team's offense in a tweet last week—is getting in on the action, but this time with a more humorous tone. 

In the meantime, the Mets have one month to figure things out, and try to get back in the chase for the playoffs. They currently sit 3rd place in the NL East, 7.5 games back, after a month-long collapse. 

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