Which Mets pitcher will be crowned the king of social media clap backs?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Marcus Stroman #7 of the New York Mets in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on September 12, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 11-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Marcus Stroman #7 of the New York Mets in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on September 12, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 11-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

These New York Mets pitchers have a rather loud social media presence with their witty words and satirical subtweets. But who will be deemed the king of clap backs? 

If you are a New York Mets fan and have a Twitter, Instagram or really almost any social media platform, you have probably seen some posts from our beloved pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman. They have put out some quality content that has ranged from light-hearted jokes to shady clap backs. I for one, have really enjoyed some of the banter they have released into the social media realm. But only one can be crowned the “king of clap backs”.

Focusing on Twitter because that’s where I feel like all their best material is, the “meat and potatoes” if you wanna call it that. I’m going to rate five of their recent shady tweets with a scale of one to five trashcans. One being the worst five being the best, they will be judged on originality, humor and the amount of shade thrown.

I’m sorry we all love the baseball drama whether it is real or light-hearted. The individual with the most amount of trashcans wins a surprise reward. May the best pitcher win.

First up: Noah Syndergaard

While this is one of my favorite pranks that have been pulled, I don’t think it is his best content, while it is funny and oh so very shady I think the replies were funnier than the tweet to be completely honest.

Rating: 4/5 Trashcans

While this isn’t very shady, it definitely made me chuckle. I like the narrative, I like the fact that acknowledged that the Phillies are Enemies. It was creative, this is quality content.

Rating: 3/5 Trashcans

I am a HUGE fan of this tweet. I love how funny yet pithy it is. It really encompasses how you don’t need to say a lot to make a point. These mascots are terrifying, I hate them. Get rid of them please and thank you.

Rating: 4/5 Trashcans

When I first read this tweet there is a hundred percent chance I was at the gym scrolling through twitter on the elliptical (as a true athlete does) and I laughed out loud and proceeded to choke on the water I just took a sip of. Did I make a fool of myself? Yes. Was it worth the embarrassment and coughing fit I was subjected to? 100%.

Rating: 5/5 Trashcans

This is, and will most likely always be my favorite tweet. The context for those who are not familiar is that the Indian’s twitter account had posted about how they understand how it was frustrating for fans to see the team beat the Yankees only to be beaten by a “fringe playoff team” which was in reference to the Mets. Post a twice rain-delayed game, the Mets took the W and swept the series against Clevland. Later on, in the season, the Indians lost the second wild-card spot by three games, making them literally a fringe playoff team.  This is probably one of the best clap backs in baseball history.

Rating: 5/5 Trashcans

Now to Marcus Stroman! 

I am a BIG fan of the savagery that is encompassed in this tweet. It is shady, funny and the fact that Stro has so many tattoos, it’s probably true.

Rating: 5/5 Trashcans

It took me a good 30 minutes to get to some more quality content because Stroman’s twitter consists of his dog, motivational quotes and a ton of retweets. But I’m a fan of this, Alex Cora isn’t in a position to dish out criticisms and Stro called him out on it.

Rating 5/5 Trashcans

I thought including at least one tweet of how baller Stro just lives was important to take into account. While it isn’t shady or funny, much of what Stroman posts is just a big message that he doesn’t care about what people think of him because he’s living his best life.

Rating: 3/5 Trashcans


Stroman retweeting this made me laugh because one of my favorite things is Stroman’s energy and his reactions to doing well during a game. That is the kind of energy I wanna bring into the 2020 season.

Rating 2/5 Trashcans

Stroman posted a string of 3 tweets just hyping up his bullpen and that is amazing and I love the positivity. So many people criticize Stroman’s talent but I think he adds a great amount to the Mets with his energy and work ethic. It’s not all about pure talent.

Rating: 3/5 Trashcans

Final Scores:

Thor: 21/25 Trashcans

Stro: 18/25 Trashcans

While I do think much of the shade that Stroman throws on social media is more discrete, it did take me forever to find much of it because of how many motivational quotes and random things about him he retweets.

I love Syndergaard’s Twitter and it makes me laugh-cry every time I scroll through twitter. He is the real king of clap backs. With this title, Thor wins a commemorative trash can trophy engraved with the wise words “at least you didn’t cheat.”

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