The Milwaukee Brewers should be looking to add an impact bat or two at this year’s August 1 trade deadline. One position that they could be looking to improve upon offensively is first base and designated hitter.
This year Rowdy Tellez has not met the expectations set before him. To make matters worse he recently extended his IL stint after a strange injury while shagging balls ended up in a finger fracture and 17 stitches. At best it will be the middle of August when he returns. If he returns at that time there would be about six weeks left in the regular season.
At designated hitter Jesse Winker has failed to make an impact. He has just one home run on the season and a 63 OPS+. Due to his struggles manager Craig Counsell has started to utilize different players in the DH role, but looking ahead to the trade deadline it presents an opportunity for Milwaukee to improve at the position.
One player that a lot of Milwaukee Brewers fans hope is available is New York Mets first baseman/designated hitter Pete Alonso. While it’s true that the Mets may be sellers this year, reporter Ken Rosenthal had indicated that the chances of him being moved are ‘extremely slim’.
Milwaukee Brewers fans should pump the breaks on New York Mets Pete Alonso trade rumors.
Among the first baseman in trade rumors this year Pete Alonso has arguably the highest trade value. He is a three time All-Star, the 2019 Rookie of the Year, last years RBI leader, and a home run threat every time that he steps into the box. 2024 will be his final year of arbitration and after that he will sign a massive contract.
Teams desiring to trade for Pete Alonso this year would be doing so knowing that they get him for one and a half years. Given his career accolades to date this would make him a very expensive trade target in which a lot of prospect and player capital would be needed in order to get a deal done. This holds true even in the setting of a ‘down’ season in which he has a .207/.306/.484 slash with 26 home runs and a 117 OPS+.
As Ken Rosenthal reported, it is highly unlikely that the New York Mets will trade him. They have the payroll capabilities to put themselves back in the playoff race next season and also have the ability to lock up Pete Alonso long term if they desire. It is totally possible that he never leaves New York.
All of this should lead to Milwaukee Brewers fans pumping the breaks on Pete Alonso trade rumors.
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