New York Mets

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 07: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at T-Mobile Park on May 07, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The Mets will face the Mariners and top prospect Jarred Kelenic for the first time since the infamous trade that brought over Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

So far in his young career Kelenic has struggled in Seattle. During his rookie season he had a batting average of .181 and a slugging percentage of .350. This year his numbers are worse batting at .140 and slugging at .291. This season he’s hit three homers and two doubles on 96 plate appearances over 30 games.

At first when this trade happened a lot of Mets fans were not happy about it. Trading away a top prospect will never sit well for any fan base no matter the team. Lately there has been a sudden shift. With Kelenic playing so bad early on in his career some fans believe the Mets won this trade.

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder what if Kelenic was never included in the trade. Yes some prospects do flame out in just a few years but could things have been different. The Mets did the Mariners a favor getting them out of the Cano contract.

Can’t tell now if the trade was won by either team that will be decided as Kelenic goes on with his career and depends on how Cano and Diaz play for the Mets over the next couple years.