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Sports Trevor May: 'Buzz' around Steve Cohen was big reason to join Mets

22:05  03 december  2020
22:05  03 december  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Speaking a day after inking a two-year deal with the Mets , reliever Trevor May had his "To be honest, one of the biggest things was just kind of the buzz around Steve ( Cohen ) and the One of the things that caught May 's attention regarding Cohen was the owner's fandom and how Mets fans

Trevor May , the Mets ' first signing under Steve Cohen , emerged as a strikeout specialist in the back end of the Twins' bullpen in recent seasons. Although not a big splash, May is the first major-league addition the Mets have made under new owner Steve Cohen .

Consider Trevor May among the players excited to have Steve Cohen as an employer.

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The right-hander, who recently inked a two-year, $15.5-million contract with the New York Mets, explained the new owner is one of the reasons why he chose to sign with the club in free agency.

"One of the biggest things is just the buzz around Steve and the purchase of the team," May said during an introductory Zoom call on Thursday, according to SNY's Steve Gelbs. "The excitement of all the changes happening, my immediate reaction was wanting to be a part of something like that."

May's excitement follows similar feelings from Marcus Stroman, who accepted an $18.9-million qualifying offer to rejoin the Mets in November instead of testing free agency.

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The right-handed May will give the Mets an additional measure of depth at the back of their bullpen, fulfilling a stated goal of new president of baseball Alderson, who is handling baseball operations decisions while the Mets search for a general manager, has cited the bullpen as an area of concern

The May signing also could impact some calls the Mets must make on Wednesday’s deadline to tender contracts to players under team control. He’d join a Mets bullpen featuring closer Edwin Diaz, who will be tendered a contract, as well as signed right-handers Jacob Barnes, Dellin Betances, Brad

The deep-pocketed Cohen, who purchased the Mets for $2.4 billion in November, has gotten a lot of attention after setting lofty championship goals for the organization while emphasizing fielding a winning product.

The Mets have signed May and Stroman while also being connected to several of MLB's top free agents, including Trevor Bauer, George Springer, and J.T. Realmuto, since Cohen took over.

They've also reportedly shown interest in acquiring Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.

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