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Pete Alonso Newsbeat

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Projecting a Pete Alonso Contract Extension

Can Alonso buck this trend and separate himself from these mid-20 numbers, or will he need to conform with the positional lines and accept a deal that would be considered far below his expected value? Conventional 1st Base thinking says he plays out his $22M salary for 2024, then takes on another 8 years, $225M for the remainder of his career.

We’ll follow the breadcrumbs in Queens and predict a larger than normal number, where the Mets buy out his final year of arbitration, converting that price tag into a signing bonus, finalizing a total contract at $30M per year.

9 years, $270M from 2024-2032, including a $22M signing bonus


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2023 at 10:53 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Is Pete Alonso toxic? ‘Ridiculous.’ But Mets, Polar Bear in need of cold compromise

“Mets staffers familiar with Cohen’s thinking don’t expect negotiations with Alonso to be handled much differently than other star players around the league just because the boss upstairs has a net worth of $17.5 billion. They’ve learned while working under the third-year owner that he operates within a line of reason.

In Flushing, baseball is a business, too. Those that have gotten to know Cohen say it’s important to him not to get emotional or sentimental with player contracts — like the Polar Bear’s. So, Cohen might not overpay for Alonso or aggressively approach his asking price if he and his brain trust determine the parameters of such a deal are unreasonable. There is a limit to everything, though the line that Cohen has demarcated when it comes to the most prolific slugger the Mets franchise has ever produced remains unclear.

What I can confidently report, without any doubt, is that Alonso is not toxic to the Mets’ clubhouse, as one recent report suggested. Bench coach Eric Chavez asked that his thoughts on the subject be printed.

“That’s ridiculous,” Chavez said. “Whoever said that is dumb. It’s just B.S.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2023 at 12:08 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Rosenthal: Pete Alonso was center of trade talks with Brewers. Will Mets make move in offseason?

The Milwaukee Brewers made a significant push to acquire New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso before the trade deadline, according to sources briefed on the discussions. Opinions differ on how close a deal was to fruition, but one thing is clear: Alonso’s future with the Mets remains a major question.

The Mets traded closer David Robertson before the deadline, along with two high-priced starting pitchers, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, and two outfielders, Mark Canha and Tommy Pham. While they kept Alonso, they could entertain offers for him this offseason, when he will be entering his final year of arbitration before becoming eligible for free agency.

The Brewers, who entered Tuesday ranked last in the majors in OPS at both first base and DH, spoke with the Mets about Alonso before and after acquiring Carlos Santana from the Pirates on July 27. Brewers officials understood they would need to part with at least one of their top five prospects for Alonso. One Milwaukee source said the talks advanced to the point where the teams were within “field-goal range” of a trade.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 22, 2023 at 11:27 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Monday, August 14, 2023

Pete Alonso’s Mets Future Complicated Amid Large Gap in Valuation

Sherman’s look into why he thinks the Mets and Alonso haven’t found common ground on a contract, especially in light of Pete’s popularity and Cohen’s willingness to spend money.

NaOH Posted: August 14, 2023 at 06:18 AM | 60 comment(s)
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