PEORIA, Ariz — The Mets’ nightmare makes comments like, “It is super realistic” that he will be in the majors before his 21st birthday and that his goal is “to be the face of baseball” in a casual manner, as if discussing the best lunch options near the Mariners’ spring training complex.
Yet even in off-hand remarks, Jarred Kelenic has revealed his ambition, confidence and the scope of how miserable this could all turn out for the Mets.
Kelenic insists, “I don’t have any hard feelings” that the Mets traded him five months after taking him with the sixth pick in the 2018 draft. However, he reads Twitter. Thus, he is aware of the mounting dread among Mets fans that he will soon be part of a sentence with Nolan Ryan and Amos Otis for the most regrettable trades of youngsters in franchise history.
In a recent conversation, Brodie Van Wagenen said he will not judge his administration by one trade, and there is interconnectivity to transactions. Still, the biggest move of his tenure as Mets GM has, to date, been the worst — with the potential to grow more and more devastating.
What can salvage it? If Robinson Cano reverses his Fregosian 2019. If Edwin…