Relax; it was only one sport. (It was a rattling good one, although.)
In December 2018, the Seattle Mariners executed a commerce with the New York Mets, sending over Edwin Díaz and Robinson Cano in change for Gerson Bautista, Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Justin Dunn, and Jarred Kelenic. Kelenic was the massive get for the Mariners. The outfielder was the Mets first-round choose from 2018, chosen sixth general within the MLB Draft, and was anticipated to have a comparatively fast path via the minors with the assistance of his distinctive hitting.
Final evening, we noticed the beginning of that within the Main Leagues.
Kelenic truly made his MLB debut earlier than final evening, going 0-for-4 at the plate in a 4-2 loss to Cleveland. However on Friday, he reminded Met followers of what occurred when Jeff Kent, Justin Turner, and Melvin Mora left for different groups … besides Kelenic is simply 21, whereas these guys had been deeper into their careers. On Friday, Kelenic went 3-for-4, together with his first profession residence run, which went 403-feet into right-center after leaping off his bat at practically 110 miles per hour.
On the sport, he additionally had three doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored, becoming a member of elite firm.
“I need to bury our opponents each evening,” Kelenic stated via MLB.com. “And what actually bugs me is once I give away at-bats, or if I don’t execute on what I’m making an attempt to do, simply because, like what I simply stated, I need to win.”
In 2019, via his stick with two completely different ‘A’ ball groups, in addition to the Mariners ‘AA’ affiliate, Kelenic slugged 31 doubles and 23 residence runs, bringing in 68 RBIs, stealing 20 bases, and hitting a .291/.364/.540 slash. It was his most up-to-date type of play previous to this season as a result of minor leagues being suspended final season due to COVID-19.
Elsewhere within the deal, Bruce just retired, Bautista was released in March and now plays in Mexico, Dunn has been a productive starter, and Swarzak’s been getting rocked this season. For the Mets, Cano is suspended without pay for the season, which is definitely a favor to the group, if we’re being trustworthy. All eyes are on Díaz, who had a horrible 2019 however has rebounded ever since into becoming a quality reliever; he simply hasn’t been fairly the star (but) that he was upon arrival. His dangerous moments are additionally actually memorable.
His entrance theme, Narco by Blasterjaxx Timmy Trumpet, is pretty much as good as any nearer since Mariano Rivera’s Enter Sandman days, although.
It’s overstated how a lot the Mets have “misplaced” the commerce, as a result of, at 27, Díaz may nonetheless salvage the deal if he helps the group win considerably as they’re seemingly poised to take action. But when Kelenic goes to proceed to do that — and, for now, at age 21 —Díaz is gonna must be rattling good for these discussions to dwindle down.