The MLB Hot Stove is starting to heat up and our first major reliever is off of the board. It’s a two year pact in Queens for reliever Trevor May.
In 2019, the Mets had a 4.99 bullpen ERA. In 2020, they posted a 4.60 ERA. With new ownership trying to figure out where to improve the team at, the bullpen is easy beginning point. While there a few guys with a track record of success, such as All-Stars Edwin Diaz and Dellin Betances, they haven’t quite righted the ship nor have they found success in Queens. The bullpen is the Achilles heel and this signing takes a step to address it as such.
Trevor May’s fastball had more life than ever in 2020, averaging 96.4 mph. The 31 year old had Tommy John surgery in 2017, but has since posted a 3.19 ERA in his last 113 innings since the procedure. In 2019, he posted a 2.94 ERA in 64 innings. He’s an instant commodity for a team like the Mets, even if the fiscal terms haven’t been disclosed yet. PSE will keep you updated on all of the offseason news.