Justin Verlander Unveils Funny New Twitter Profile Picture After Signing With Mets

Justin Verlander Unveils Funny New Twitter Profile Picture After Signing With Mets


After the Mets lost ace Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, they quickly pivoted and signed AL Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander to a two-year $86 million contract.

With his new team, Just Verlander all of a sudden needed to update his Twitter profile picture, and he did just that — but not in the way you might think. Instead of having himself professionally photoshopped into a Mets hat and jersey (or, you know, actually putting those two things on and taking a picture), Verlander uploaded a picture of him in a Mets hat and jersey that looked like it was created by a child using Microsoft Paint.

Verlander has always seemed to find a balance between light-hearted and intense, and this one certainly falls into the former category. With Verlander not yet officially being introduced by the Mets, he hasn't actually put the jersey or hat on yet, which is a tradition usually saved for a press conference for big free agent singings like him.

With the addition of Verlander, the Mets hope to have the best 1-2 punch at the top of any rotation in baseball. That was also something they believed they had last year before deGrom went through yet another injury-plagued season in 2022.

The Mets certainly don't seem done either in free agency. Still looking for at least one more starter, some bullpen help and potentially another outfielder, the Mets' payroll could soar well over the $300 million mark for 2023.

The Mets are currently +1000 to win the World Series in 2023, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds. Those odds could improve if the Mets continue to make moves this winter.

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