The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...
Anthony Kay, Blue Jays
Kay did not appear again for the Blue Jays after getting his first career win in Sept. 19's 8-4 victory against the Baltimore Orioles when he went 4.0 innings of relief and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking one. Traded to Toronto (67-95) in the July 28 deal that brought Marcus Stroman to the Mets, Kay went 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA in three games (two starts) Sept. 7, 13 and 19.
Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks
After the Diamondbacks (85-77) fell 4.0 games short of the second NL Wild Card spot, Flores' first season in Arizona ended batting .317 with nine home runs and 37 RBI. On a one-year "prove it" deal worth $4.25 million for 2019, Flores enters 2020 free agency as the offseason begins.
Asdrubal Cabrera, Nationals
Cabera's late-season ride with the Nationals continues Tuesday at 8:08 p.m. ET when Washington (93-69) hosts the Milwaukee Brewers (89-73) in the NL Wild Card Game. Since he caught on with his new team Aug. 6, Cabrera entered Sunday slashing .323/.404/.565 in 38 games, adding six home runs and 40 RBI. On the year, which includes 131 games with the Texas Rangers, Cabrera batted .260 with 18 home runs and 91 RBI.
Justin Dunn, Mariners
After an implosion debut Sept. 12 for the Mariners, Dunn's first three games with Seattle (68-94) sport a 3.86 ERA. Dunn failed to get through the first inning of a two-out start with two runs on five walks, but he bounced back in each of his next two appearances as an opener. Dunn battled command issues again Sept. 18 in 2.0 innings of the Mariners' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, walking three and allowing a hit but not surrendering a run, last Tuesday. Before the Mariners' 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros, Dunn got through 2.0 innings of his start without a walk, striking out one and allowing a hit in another scoreless outing.
Kevin Plawecki, Indians
Plawecki's first season outside of New York ended with the Indians just missing the playoffs, falling 3.0 games behind the second AL Wild Card spot. He batted .222 with three home runs and 17 RBI during his one-year deal worth $1.1 million with Cleveland (93-69).
Adeiny Hechavarria, Braves
While the Braves were swept by the Mets in three games to end the season, Hechavarria personally got the best of his former team Sunday. He went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBI, including a pair of home runs -- the game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth inning and the go-ahead solo shot in the top of the 11th inning -- before the Mets ultimately pulled off a 7-6 win in the bottom frame of the extra-innings thriller. In Friday's game, a 4-2 Mets win, Hechavarria had a hit, going 4 for 6 in two games of the season-ending series. Hechavarria's season continues after the Braves (97-65) won the NL East and face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS, starting Thursday with Game 1.
Curtis Granderson, Marlins
Granderson's age-38 season, a one-year deal worth $1.75 million, ended with the Marlins (57-105) after batting .183 and hitting 12 home runs to 34 RBI. Against the Mets in the second-to-last series of 2019, Granderson went 1 for 3 with a solo home run. In his Citi Field homecoming, he received a standing ovation from the home crowd.
Travis d'Arnaud, Rays
An everyday catcher for the Rays (96-66), who grabbed the second AL Wild Card spot, d'Arnaud's partial season spent with Tampa Bay became a hit. He batted .251 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in his 90-plus games with the Rays, who go on the road next for the AL Wild Card Game against the Oakland Athletics (97-65) Wednesday at 8:09 p.m. ET.
Jay Bruce, Phillies
Bruce brought power to the lineup, but the Phillies (81-81) ultimately underachieved, falling far out of the second NL Wild Card spot by 8.0 games. Bruce batted .216 but hit 26 home runs and recorded 59 RBI.