Reliever Trevor May, as the first Mets new arrival this season, enjoy a full overview of the team’s roster changes.
And he hopes new owner Steve Cohen is not finished, with the possibility of signing George Springer still present. The 31-year-old Springer remains the top free forward on the market and will give the Mets a right-hand bat and improve his midfield defense.
“I’m going to cross my legs and hope it happens,” May told The Post on Thursday. “I think that’s going to be – I don’t even want to call it the cherry on top because I don’t know the episode. Will it be finished yet – but [Springer] Will be phenomenal I can̵7;t imagine what the world of Mets will be like with the fans, I can’t even wrap my head. ”
The twins’ center fielder last May with Minnesota was Golden Glove defender Byron Buxton.
“One of my all-time favorite players,” said May, “so when you get that defense, which Springer certainly has, and I think we can’t say enough about his attacks and threats. How big he is in that frame as well Having a dynamic center fielder is a big deal for the team and [Springer] It’s one of the best things out there. ”
So far, Mets added a right-hand deal in May to a two-year, $ 15.5 million deal and James McCann in a four-year, $ 40.6 million deal.Last week, Mets finalized the blockbuster trade that led Francisco. Cleveland-based Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, turnover were also backed in November when Marcus Stroman accepted Mets’ $ 18.9 million qualifying offer.
May is familiar with Lindor and Carrasco from competing with them in AL Central.He expects both players to upgrade the Mets’ talent and club level.
“[Lindor] It’s the lead, he’s the winner, ”said May.“ He’s in the World Series. [in 2016]And then maybe a team that isn’t as talented as it looks to win, and he’s a big part of that.
“So are cookies. He was there for the Cleveland Redskins that didn’t go well, then evolved into a rock in that rotation and the league word is that they are the best two there is, so it has to be great. really”
With pitchers and handles scheduled to report Feb. 17 for spring training, May said he was not overly concerned that the outbreak would disrupt the season.
“It’s now easier to make adjustments than last year, so my concerns aren’t a big factor,” said May. For me, I just want to play baseball. I let the excitement be a part of this team instead of that moment. ”
May’s focus until spring training kicks in is the Fan Controlled Football League, where he recently became part of the Zappers, one of the league’s four teams, with former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at defender.
The league, which launches on February 13 with games streamed on Twitch, billed as the first pro sports league to let fans call shots as well as make real-time play decisions via the mobile app. Fans have chosen a logo and color scheme for the team.
“A lot of things are going to be judged by the fans,” May said. “Those guys, they’re in five fantasy football leagues and they love to be rooted for every guy on every team, for any reason. Whatever because they are on their team and they hope they can have more control over their goals, they are now in control. ”