The Milwaukee Brewers were linked to New York Mets star Pete Alonso at last year’s trade deadline. This off-season those talks will likely continue, especially now that former Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns is with the Mets. However, another National League Central team has reportedly been heavily pursuing the superstar first baseman and a recent pitcher heavy trade proposal has Pete Alonso heading to the windy city.
Chicago Cubs, rival of the Milwaukee Brewers, land New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso in a pitcher heavy trade proposal.
Joey Mistretta at ClutchPoints proposed this trade package between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. It features four Cubs pitchers in exchange for Pete Alonso. The reason for this, according to Joey Mistretta, is because the Mets need more top end pitching prospects as well as overall improved organizational pitching depth.
Trade proposal lands the Chicago Cubs first baseman Pete Alonso in exchange for four pitchers.
- Pete Alonso
- RHP Ben Brown, LHP Jackson Ferris, RHP Javier Assad, RHP Adbert Alzolay
In this trade proposal the Mets acquired the Cubs fifth overall prospect in Ben Brown, eighth overall prospect in Jackson Ferris, and two pitchers who had big league success in 2023. Both Ben Brown and Jackson Ferris are higher-upside prospects. Ben Brown has a MLB estimated time of arrival of 2024 and Jackson Ferris 2026.
Both Javier Assad (3.05 ERA in 2023) and Adbert Alzolay (2.67 ERA in 2023) had good 2023 seasons and are controllable for the foreseeable future. Javier Assad is in pre-arbitration and Adbert Alzolay is entering his first year of arbitration with a $2.5 MM salary projection for 2024.
In all likelihood this trade would never be proposed by the Cubs. Surrendering four pitchers with upside for one year of Pete Alonso would not be a smart baseball trade. The concept of going with a pitcher heavy trade package does make sense, but not four pitchers of this quality.
The Milwaukee Brewers, in recent trade rumors, have been linked with New York Mets’ star Pete Alonso. As discussions intensify, another National League Central team, the Chicago Cubs, emerges as a potential suitor for Alonso. Dive deeper into the intricate details of these trade speculations and more in our Milwaukee Brewers News section.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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