The Milwaukee Brewers reportedly had strong interest in New York Met’s first baseman Pete Alonso over the summer. They were rumored to be one of the most involved teams in trade discussions, but at the time the Mets wanted a substantial haul in return that centered around any of their second through fifth ranked prospects in Sal Frelick, Jeferson Quero, Jacob Misiorowski, or Tyler Black.
From the time that the trade deadline has passed and when those rumors surfaced one one major change has occurred in New York. That is former Brewers top executive David Stearns signing a five year deal with the Mets. It is logical to assume that current Brewers GM Matt Arnold and David Stearns could become trade partners as soon as this off season, in particular with Pete Alonso, but one MLB Insider feels strongly that Milwaukee will not do this.
MLB Insider Jon Heyman does not believe that the Milwaukee Brewers will trade for New York Mets star Pete Alonso.
In Jon Heyman’s recent publication he brought up a few interesting points as well as speculations. The first being a rumor that if Milwaukee did trade for Pete Alonso they would want to lock him up to an extension simultaneously. However shelling out that kind of money and giving up good prospects is not how the small market Brewers tend to operate.
It would be unusual for Milwaukee to trade for Alonso now since he’s only a year from free agency. For the Brewers to surrender real prospects, word is they’d want to lock him up first. And let’s face it, it’s hard to see small-market Milwaukee extending the Mets’ home-grown superstar slugger if his deep-pocketed, beloved team can’t
The way Jon Heyman makes it seem is that if the Brewers were to get the Mets to agree upon trading Pete Alonso then they would want a contract extension in place prior to the trade being finalized. If that can’t be done then Milwaukee wouldn’t go through with the deal.
From Milwaukee’s perspective this does make sense. If they are going to give up top prospects in order to acquire him then ensuring that he stays a Brewer past the 2024 season would be important to them. However this trade and extend concept would be a very uncharacteristic thing for the Brewers organization to do.
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