What is Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres talking about with this cryptic tweet unleashed during the Steve Cohen press conference?
We’ve talked a lot about Yankees star Gleyber Torres’ future at shortstop this offseason, but what about his future as a newsbreaker?
While all of New York’s eyes were on mega-billionaire Steve Cohen’s introductory Zoom press conference with the Mets, where he elicited “oohs” and “aahs” simply for seeming competent in a caretaker role, Torres diverted some of that attention with an emoji-filled tweet.
Was Torres watching Cohen drone on about how he planned to build the Mets’ core from the inside out and exceed the city’s wildest expectations? Probably not, no.
So does the timing matter at all? Who cares! Either way, there’s something boiling in the Bronx, whether it’s the bubbling up of a long-dormant rivalry or a big-time personnel move that nobody should be sleeping on.
We love the cryptic nature of this tweet, GT, but also we need answers.
Clearly, the rivalry between the Yankees and Mets is about to be re-upped, and the battle for the back pages is just beginning. Cohen made it a point to claim he would not be competing against the Yankees specifically in his chase to build a competent core both internally and through free agency.
But just like Donald Trump conceding or not conceding the election, that rhetoric will not sway how his fans behave.
Good for Torres for sticking up for the Yankees during this Mets-dominated period of discourse, but we’re going to assume he doesn’t have a news bombshell to break later this afternoon.
Although, the last time we saw someone hint at something using emojis, it was Alex Cora, and he was totally foreshadowing his return to the managerial role in Boston. So who knows?!