Jarred Kelenic will make his Citi Discipline debut this weekend. And with him nonetheless hitting beneath the Mendoza Line in his quick profession, it’s doable the blockbuster commerce that despatched the previous Mets first-round choose to the Mariners earlier than the 2019 season wasn’t as lopsided in Seattle’s favor because it has usually appeared.
That debate received’t be settled instantly. Kelenic is simply 22, and the Mets are solely now receiving their finest model of Edwin Diaz. The opposite key element of that deal, Robinson Cano, was just lately launched by the Mets, however remains to be owed about $37 million by the membership.
Much less talked about is a deal that would look even worse than the Kelenic commerce in that the Mets have nearly nothing left to indicate for it. The commerce occurred final July, when the Mets despatched their 2020 first-round choose, Pete Crow-Armstrong, to the Cubs for Javier Baez and Trevor Williams.
Crow-Armstrong, who missed most of final season after present process shoulder surgical procedure, is having fun with a quick begin for Single-A Myrtle Seashore within the Carolina League. In his first 24 video games, he owned a .378/.470/.561 slash line with 4 homers, 18 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Sure, it’s early, and sure, it’s solely A-ball. However the 20-year-old Crow-Armstrong’s improvement might be price watching.