Today the Atlanta Braves traded veteran infielder Kelly Johnson to the New York Mets for 23-year-old pitching prospect Akeel Morris.
There’s been mixed feelings from both parties. KJ certainly has not been producing at the plate this year, while making questionable defensive mistakes. But many Braves fans have remained hopeful that he had the ability rise above the .260 level and be a threat at the plate.
On the flip side, while Akeel Morris hasn’t had great numbers this year in AA, many Mets fans still believe that he has potential as a reliever, especially given his high strikeout ability. Even though he’s 23 now, if you take away a couple bad months this year, he might still have some promise. Plus, many Metroplitan fans believe the trade is lopsided, in favor of the Braves.
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If you follow me on Twitter, you’re aware of my unhealthy love for Kelly Johnson. Yeah, I know how he’s been doing this year. But, I still think he’s a .270ish guy who, if he had the opportunity to play more, could still produce. And by God, he’s got the most beautiful swing in baseball.
But in a desperate effort to bring some happiness to my beloved Braves family (and to make myself feel better about losing the great Kelly Johnson AGAIN) here are some angry tweets from Mets fans after the trade was made.
This last one is my favorite.