MLB: The 5 biggest “revenge series” of the 2022 season

Sep 25, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos (2) reacts after hitting a walk-off home run to win the game against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos (2) reacts after hitting a walk-off home run to win the game against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) throws the ball to first base to record an out during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) throws the ball to first base to record an out during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

Isiah Kiner-Falefa — Texas Rangers at New York Yankees (May 6-8)

The former Rangers infielder admits that it “definitely hurt” when Texas inked Corey Seager to a mega-contract in one of the biggest splashes of the season. Now the man known as “IKF” has been traded from the Rangers to the Minnesota Twins and from the Twins to the New York Yankees.

“The fact that they couldn’t make a spot for me was really tough,” Kiner-Falefa told reporters as documented by ESPN.

Now Kiner-Falefa, now with the Yankees and without his facial hair, will get a chance to remind Texas that they decided to move on from him.

Freddie Freeman ‚— Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (April 18-20)

What more needs to be said about Freeman finally getting to play against his former teammates after an offseason where the status of his relationship with the Braves was the subject of so many stories and rumors?

Atlanta chose to trade for Matt Olson and officially put an end to the Freeman era in Atlanta. Now, with the Dodgers considered one of the front-runners to upend the Braves on the road to the World Series, will Freeman have the last laugh with his new team?

Next. Where does Freeman fit into the Dodgers lineup?. dark

The cameras are always bright at Chavez Ravine, but expect there to be plenty of extra emotion inside the stadium when the Braves make their only regular-season visit to Los Angeles in mid-April.