Mets fans spot Phillies logo during Trevor May introduction

Former Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May (Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports)
Former Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May (Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports) /

Mets fans were not happy to notice a Phillies logo in the background of their newest reliever, Trevor May.

Former Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitching prospect Trevor May, dealt with Vance Worley to the Minnesota Twins nearly eight years ago in exchange for Ben Revere, was among the first free-agents to sign this offseason.

Of all the teams to ink the six-year veteran to a two-year, $15.5 million contract was no other than the team’s division-rival New York Mets. The right-hander had a socially distanced, introductory press conference with reporters Thursday afternoon, of which Mets fans were invited to tune in.

Mets fans were quick to share their disappointment regarding one feature of May’s home studio background — a Phillies logo.

The Phillies drafted May, now 31, in the fourth round of the 2008 draft out of high school. Through five seasons in the organization’s farm system, reaching as high as the Double-A level, May became known as a strikeout pitcher. In 2012, in particular, with the Reading Phillies, he struck out 151 batters in 149 2/3 innings. May would go on to make his big-league debut with the Twins in August 2014.

Overall in his career, with all 215 appearances, 26 starts, and 42 games finished with the Twins, May has gone 23-21 with a 4.44 ERA, 367-103 strikeouts-to-walks ratio, and 1.304 WHIP spanning 316 innings. Combined over the past three seasons, he has posted a 3.19 ERA, 1.080 WHIP, and 153 SO/BB ratio across 113 innings.

The Mets’ signing of May marked the first big addition under new owner Steve Cohen. It has been long believed that they would also target another player once tied to the Phillies — J.T. Realmuto. However, on Thursday, FanSided’s Robert Murray reported that the Mets instead are in “active talks” with fellow free-agent catcher James McCann, possibly for a four-year deal.

The offseason is still young and, for all intents and purposes, is just getting started.

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