The New York Mets always have their moments where people just have to laugh out loud whether it's on social media, or in person. There is always something even during the offseason that the Mets get attention for the wrong reason.
Yes, they did introduce their brand new manager on Tuesday, Carlos Mendoza and there was for sure lots of optimism around the move, but there was something else that a former player that tweeted something about the team. Former Mets reliever, Trevor May who spent two seasons with the team, 2021 and 2022 saw his banner outside Citi Field and he just had to say something to all his fans on social media on Tuesday.
Trevor May's banner isn't exactly, Trevor May
May posted his 2022 banner outside of Citi Field on X formerly known as Twitter and pointed out some things about it that don't exactly replicate him. While it is his picture and jersey, May pointed out it was his face photoshopped onto former Mets reliever, Seth Lugo's body along with his glove and his Adidas cleats and jokingly said that's Lugo's pitching delivery on the banner and not May's.
Lugo was a member of the Mets pitching staff as a starter turned reliever from 2016 to 2022 and was May's teammate for two seasons in 2021 and 2022 before they both left in free agency this past season with May going to the Oakland Athletic's and the Lugo also heading to the West Coast to pitch for the San Diego Padres. While May was just messing around about his former team's banner of him, this is not the first time he's publicly called out an MLB team.
May left the Mets after the 2022 season and signed with the A's on a one-year deal and after he was a part of a team that went 50-112. May had some choice words about the team when he announced his retirement from baseball. May announced his retirement while he was on a video game livestream as he pretty much trashed the team and team owner John Fisher telling him to "sell the team." So, May has never shied away from using choice words about his former team, and his latest mockery of the Mets banner of him is another example.