Former Prized Mets Prospect Jarred Kelenic Traded to Braves

4 Dec

Jarred Kelenic

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Jarred Kelenic, pitcher Marco Gonzales and infielder Evan White from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday night for right-handed pitchers Cole Phillips and Jackson Kowar.

The move added a veteran lefty to the Braves pitching staff, along with Kelenic, who at one time was one of baseball’s top young prospect.

In the process, Seattle cleared a chunk of salary off its payroll, giving up on Kelenic in order for the Braves to take the contracts of Gonzales and White.

Seattle is sending Atlanta cash as part of the trade.

Kelenic actually had his first decent year in the majors last season. And of course, now that he’s a Brave, he’ll probably win the MYP in 2024 because yunno, we’re jinxed like that.

Francisco Lindor Undergoes Surgery to Remove Bone Chip from Elbow

11 Oct

Francisco Lindor

Francisco Lindor is using the Mets’ playoff-less October to get healthier.

The Mets shortstop underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday.

Lindor “is expected to be fully ready for spring training,” the Mets said.

RELATED: Source: Mets’ Francisco Lindor played through elbow injury all season

This news will certainly add to the legend that is Francisco Lindor’s Met career.

Gil Hodges Finally Gets in the Hall of Fame

5 Dec

Looking at his playing career alone, Gil was a Hall of Famer what with 8 All-Star appearances, 3 Gold Gloves and 9 HOF caliber seasons. But managing the ’69 Mets to a World Series championship should’ve put him over the top and in the Fame a long time ago. Either way, congratulations to the Hodges family and all the Mets/Dodgers fans who long campaigned for Hodges to get in the HOF along the way.

“All-In” Mets Acquire Pitcher With Lifetime 6.51 ERA To Help Pitching Woes

7 May

Wilmer Font

With their pitching staff under siege by injuries, the Mets worked the trade market for relief.

The Mets acquired Wilmer Font from the Rays on Monday for a player to be named later, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed.

With relievers Jeurys Familia (shoulder soreness), Luis Avilan (elbow soreness) and Justin Wilson (elbow soreness) all on the injured list, and starters Steven Matz (nerve irritation) and Jason Vargas (hamstring) potentially joining them there, Font will provide depth and versatility.

The 28-year-old righty had a 5.79 ERA in 10 appearances with the Rays this season — four of which were multi-inning outings — while striking out 18 and walking five.

RELATED: 3 things Mets can do to turn season around, including better roster management


Peter Alonso Is Tearing Up The Arizona Fall League Too

18 Oct

Peter Alonso

The Arizona Fall League kicked off this past week, and after an incredible 2018 season, New York Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso picked up right where he left off.

After finishing the minor league season tied for the league lead with 36 home runs, Alonso added one more long ball to his resume with a first week two run home run.

In total for the week, he hit .500/.556/.750, and along with the home run he added a double, six runs scored, four RBI, two walks, and two stolen bases.

Unless, God forbid, he gets injured, don’t be surprised to see Alonso’s name on the Mets 2019 Opening Day lineup.

Give Adrian Gonzalez A Chance

7 Apr

Adrian Gonzalez

The guy’s a lifetime .290 hitter with 300-plus home runs and just drove in 90 runs during his last full season all the way back in 2016. Sandy Alderson got him on the cheap this off-season and at 35 years old, he should already be plenty motivated to prove that he still has some baseball left in him. Then too, when it comes to defense, his own manager has said that Gonzalez has been ‘amazing’. In other words, 5 games into the season and people need to calm down about the Mets current outfield jam and give Gonzalez a couple of months to prove himself, before begging Callaway to move Jay Bruce to 1st base just so Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares can play more.