He signed a one-year, $21 million deal to play in Los Angeles.
Yet, according to his recent Instagram stories, he seemed to take a shot at his former organization.
After Reid Detmers, his current teammate, threw a no-hitter on Tuesday, he posted a picture of the final score with the message “this is what a real no-hitter looks like.”
The Mets had thrown a combined no-hitters several days ago against the Philadelphia Phillies, a game in which five pitchers combined to completely eliminate the opposing offense.
Syndergaard, in a later tweet, clarified that his Instagram story was about Detmers and not about the Mets, who he praised saying they have a “good team”.
Syndergaard Made It Clear He Values Individual No-Hitters More
However, on a subsequent tweet, he let it known that his stance about the legitimacy or value of Detmers’ no-hitter is greater than the Mets’.
“Oh and to be clear, I don’t think a combined no hitter is the same as “real” 1 pitcher no hitter. And Ban the Wave. And Mr. Met is a creep. And @RichardStaff wife is never coming back,” he stated.
Oh and to be clear, I don't think a combined no hitter is the same as "real" 1 pitcher no hitter.
And Ban the Wave
And Mr. Met is a creep
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) May 11, 2022
He also included a “mic drop” gif in his tweet.
Whether he is right or wrong about a specific type of no-hitter having more merit or value than the other, his initial Instagram story left a bad taste in Mets fans’ mouths.
Some of them remember him fondly, but others are mad about his seemingly unnecessary message about the Mets’ recent accomplishment.