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Mets Season in Review: Kelly Johnson

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Aug 27, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Kelly Johnson (55) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Kelly Johnson (55) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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For the second consecutive year, Kelly Johnson joined the Mets during the season and had some clutch moments as the team fought towards the playoffs.

Back in 2015, the Mets brought in Kelly Johnson, alongside Juan Uribe, as the first of a few key moves that propelled them to the National League pennant. They brought up Michael Conforto, (eventually) traded for Yoenis Cespedes, and the rest is history.

Despite his success with the Mets, he took his son’s advice and re-signed with the Braves on a one-year contract last offseason. However, his return to Atlanta did not last long.

In 2016, with the Mets again struggling and looking for a spark, they tried to replicate their magic. Back in June, the Mets dealt Akeel Morris to Atlanta to bring back the veteran utility infielder. For the second straight season in orange and blue, Kelly Johnson had some clutch moments down the stretch helping the team reach the postseason.

If the last two partial seasons are any indication, the Mets and Kelly Johnson are a match made in heaven. Where does he fit in moving forward?

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