Okay, so the Edwin Diaz/Jarred Kelenic deal is pretty much a done deal. And while Mets fans are split on their opinions of the deal, most all of them admit that they would feel better (or worse) about it once they find out what’s next. Past Mets regimes would pray that you’d be okay with just this. Frankly, that wouldn’t have surprised me.
Brodie? Weeeeeeelllllll … he might have some more surprises up his sleeve.
Normally I wouldn’t bat an eye at this. “Mets people” are notorious for leaking all sorts of names only to return to their safe little cocoons and sign the Jordan Pattersons of the world. But this seems different somehow. The atmosphere seems unstable … like there’s either an incoming storm or I’m a cat freaking out just before an earthquake is about to hit. This, combined with the Diaz deal and all the smoke about Noah Syndergaard being wheeled, and quite frankly I’m frightened.
This could be nothing. Or we could be looking at a post-apocalyptic hellscape where Corey Kluber is a Met, Noah Syndergaard is a Yomiuri Giant, and the bullpen is rounded out by Imperator Furiosa and Tilda Swinton. The farm system? Tim Tebow and Bruce Willis’ twelve monkeys by the time Brodie is through with it..
I’m heading for the fallout shelter. Excuse me.
(P.S. A deal for Corey Kluber would have been the one to put Kelenic in.)