One of the key pieces in the Minnesota Twins bullpen over the last several seasons is packing his bags and heading for the Big Apple. According to multiple reports, May will be signing a 2 year deal with the NY Mets pending a physical.
In 2012 the Twins shipped Ben Revere to Philadelphia in exchange for May, a deal that turned out to benefit the Twins in the long run as Revere isn’t even in the league anymore. After May missed all of 2017 due to Tommy John surgery, he eventually got his pitch command issues under control, tacked on a few MPH, and blew fastballs past hitters for the greater part of 3 years.
Without question, the Twins will miss May in 2021. For a team that has struggled mightily over the last decade to field a roster with quality pitching, they will lose one of the better fastballs in the entire majors. With Trevor May leaving for the Mets, the Twins declining Sergio Romo’s option, and Tyler Clippard testing the free-agent market, you have to wonder what Thad Levine and Derek Falvey have in store this offseason.
I have been a Twins fan for 26 years and I know the Penny Pincher Pohlad’s have probably given the front office the go-ahead to splurge in order to find a few replacements. It will be really interesting to see what replacements they can find with $1.50 remaining in their piggy banks.