2) Jarred Kelenic
Oh boy, where do we even begin with this one. Jarred Kelenic was once a top Mets prospect, drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and used as the centerpiece to acquire Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano from the Mariners.
We know how the trade has worked for the Mets. Sure, Cano had his issues and Diaz had the awful 2019 season, but the Mets have the best closer in baseball while the Mariners didn't get much in return when all is said and done.
Kelenic did, however, finally look like he could be a MLB regular for the Mariners this past season, hitting 11 home runs and stealing 13 bases in 105 games while also putting up a 109 OPS+. At just 24 years old Kelenic was improving and looking like a future centerpiece for the Mariners, right? RIGHT?
Not exactly. The Braves swooped in early this offseason and acquired Kelenic as part of a salary dump. Atlanta took on the salaries of Marco Gonzales and Evan White and in exchange got to acquire their left fielder of the future for virtually nothing.
Kelenic did not face the Mets once when he was with the Mariners, but with the Braves in the NL East set to duel 13 times annually, fans will get ready to boo a player they were once so excited about. Guillorme won't play much, but Kelenic will get the chance to play early and often for Atlanta. There's every reason to believe he'll be as successful against the Mets as the rest of his teammates are.