Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Pete Alonso Newsbeat

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Who Would You Build an MLB Team Around in the 2020s?

As we’ve written in this space before, baseball is a young man’s game more than ever. Players are coming up from the minors sooner and they’re coming up as better players than the twentysomething (or teenagers) of eras past.

So with a new decade in front of us, which major league player would you want to build you team of the 2020s around?

Note to self: Review the nominees in 2030, to see how the decade went for them.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pete Alonso Sends Heartfelt Message to Nurses and Doctors Battling Coronavirus

Professional athletes are cheered for and loved by millions of fans around the world. They’re worshipped liked super heroes, called role models and referred to as legends.

But as we are seeing now with a global pandemic like the coronavirus virus, the sports world is put on hold and a different type of hero is brought into the limelight. The truck drivers making deliveries to the supermarket. The teachers reading stories to their students via virtual video sessions. The nurses and doctors who put their own health and safety at risk to treat the patients infected by this dangerous, highly contagious and deadly virus.

So when someone routinely referred to as a superstar, like Mets first-baseman Pete Alonso, sends individual messages to nurses and doctors thanking them for their time and effort, for saving lives and keeping people safe during this health crisis, it’s an inspiring and very big role reversal.

Judging by the reactions from the nurses and doctors, the incredibly powerful and benevolent gesture by the New York All-Star truly meant something special to those that received it. You can see it in the video and feel it in your heart. It evokes emotion, some of the medical workers even started to tear.

 

QLE Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:58 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, pete alonso

Friday, March 20, 2020

Mets player Pete Alonso surprises terminal cancer patient with video call

NEW YORK (WABC)—Pete Alonso of the New York Mets made a video call to an 82-year-old lifelong fan recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

New Mets skipper Luis Rojas also called to send some happy thoughts to Kathleen Selig.

Selig was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer, fans, luis rojas, pete alonso

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pete Alonso gets record-setting raise from Mets after record-setting rookie season

Give that man a raise!

The Mets have agreed to terms on a record-high salary increase for second-year major-leaguer Pete Alonso on Wednesday, the Daily News confirmed. The 2019 National League Rookie of the Year is expected to make $652,521 in the 2020 season, according to multiple reports.

“We got a number — I was shocked and thrilled,” Alonso told reporters. “I’m just so happy we came to an agreement because I think the world of this organization. It truly is a blessing.”

The figure may seem like small potatoes compared to the slugger’s tremendous output his debut season — the “Polar Bear” mashed 53 home runs on his way to a new MLB rookie record — but the increase is also one that doesn’t often happen for players who haven’t yet hit arbitration and a record for a player coming off their rookie season.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals seem puzzled by this logic.

 

QLE Posted: March 12, 2020 at 12:45 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: pete alonso, salaries

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB Owners Will Look For Ways To Recover Millions In Lost Revenue
(30 - 7:49am, Jul 11)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogReport: MLB didn’t test players for COVID-19 coming back from D.R.
(5 - 7:34am, Jul 11)
Last: Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Spring 2020
(403 - 7:06am, Jul 11)
Last: Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging

NewsblogSteve Cohen puts in $2B bid on Mets, Alex Rodriguez-Jennifer Lopez still in hunt
(2 - 6:58am, Jul 11)
Last: Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc

NewsblogThere’s a multi-part 30 for 30 on the 1986 Mets coming to ESPN, with Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal involved as executive producers
(12 - 6:20am, Jul 11)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogHow quickly did San Francisco realize that Candlestick Park was a debacle?
(9 - 6:17am, Jul 11)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogGiants catcher Buster Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season
(23 - 5:34am, Jul 11)
Last: MuttsIdolCochrane

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(6824 - 4:48am, Jul 11)
Last: Ben Broussard Ramjet

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-10-2020
(5 - 3:26am, Jul 11)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogOT – NBA Revival Thread 2020
(521 - 1:48am, Jul 11)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMLB Is Trying to Get a Grip on Foreign Substances. What Does That Mean for Pitchers?
(6 - 1:20am, Jul 11)
Last: Mayor Blomberg

NewsblogTo bunt, or not? How to handle new rule in extras
(15 - 8:20pm, Jul 10)
Last: Karl from NY

NewsblogNick Markakis has opted out of 2020 season
(19 - 5:11pm, Jul 10)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogTrump wants tax breaks to lure baseball fans back, but the incentive could misfire with attendance still barred
(17 - 1:39pm, Jul 10)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogBraves could ditch ‘Tomahawk Chop,’ but won’t change name
(57 - 7:46am, Jul 10)
Last: Adam Starblind

Page rendered in 1.0430 seconds
59 querie(s) executed