Mets owner Steve Cohen stirred the pot on social media yet again on Thursday, when he tasked fans with outing the source of a critical article that ran in the New York Post.
The strange incident began when Cohen offered to host at his Citi Field suite the first fan to identify what he sarcastically called the "insightful" unnamed source who was quoted in the column, in which the Mets' leadership was slammed for a tough season and a series of ugly headlines.
Cohen later announced three "winners" for what he claimed was identification of former Marlins executive turned podcaster David Samson as the source.
Samson quickly denied he was the source, saying he only speaks "on the record"
The article in question, authored by veteran Post scribe Mike Puma, suggested the Mets could have a hard time hiring an "established" president of baseball operations owing to questions about Cohen's tweeting habits and a year littered with unflattering developments.
The piece was titled, "'Huge' Steve Cohen tweeting issue, other missteps could hurts Mets' search."
Cohen, in his initial series of tweets on Thursday, denied he was the source.