The New York Mets almost traded first baseman Pete Alonso at the MLB Trade Deadline. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Mets are “expected” to move off of him this offseason, according to other executives across the league. His contract does not go past the 2024 season with New York.
New York Mets Pete Alonso Expected To Be Traded in Offseason
There were also reports that the New York Mets were within “field goal range” of trading him, but the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers were never really close because the Brewers top prospect outfielder Jackson Chourio wasn’t on the table.
A National League General Manager told Bob Nightengale:
“The fact that they had every opportunity to sign this guy, and didn’t, speaks volume about his future.”
Nightengale has also reported in the past that the Mets were all but guaranteed to make David Stearns their highest-ranking baseball operations employer. Stearns is under contract with the Brewers through the end of this year but stepped aside before the season to take on a consulting role. Alonso will have one year left of arbitration and is expected to make north of $20 million.
Pete Alonso has played in 123 games so far this season for the New York Mets. He has a .223 batting average with 39 home runs and 96 RBIs, along with four stolen bases. His on-base percentage is .326. Alonso already has 185 career home runs and is just 15 away from 200 career home runs.
Are the Mets Tanking in 2024?
The New York Mets have been a disaster this season, and they are currently in last place in the National League East with a 60-71 record. New York traded away starting pitchers Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer at the MLB trade deadline and relief pitcher David Robertson, just to name a few.
This is year three of the Steve Cohen era. Assuming the New York Mets trade Pete Alonso to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chicago Cubs, or elsewhere this offseason, it means that they are punting on 2024, as well.
This means they want to rebuild the farm system for long-term success. Pete Alonso is 28 years old and in the prime of his MLB career. A win-now team will want a power bat in their lineup. The Mets need a massive haul of prospects in return for first baseman Pete Alonso. They are in a rebuild, even though they haven’t said anything about it. Maybe the Milwaukee Brewers or someone else will pounce this time around in the offseason.
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