Although the Mets’ early efforts to keep Pete Alonso long-term didn’t work, and reports persist suggesting the Mets are likely to trade Alonso, it’s far from a done deal. If they deal with it, it would be a sign that they are not serious about 2024.
A Mets observer says, “I would be extremely surprised if [owner Steve Cohen] let him go.
To keep Alonso a free agent past 2024, pundits estimate they’ll need to hit $200m – $175m for five was suggested here last week. But as one expert said, “Where are they going to find what he brings? »
Trade negotiations took place at the deadline, and there may still be some. The Brewers are a tied team. But Alonso recalled that Wilmer Flores once came close to being traded to the Brewers, and he views the rumors as “noise” until something happens.
Alonso realizes it’s out of his control, but told the Post this week, “I love it here. It’s phenomenal to play here. It’s a big city. That’s all I know. It was an absolute pleasure. It was awesome. It was great to represent the city.
And for the record, the absurd idea that Alonso is no good at the clubhouse is a bunch of bunks.
New York Post