The New York Mets are unlikely to reach a long-term deal with star first baseman Pete Alonso before he becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The Mets’ president of baseball operations, David Stearns, acknowledged the likelihood of Alonso testing the open market, particularly since he is now represented by agent Scott Boras. Stearns emphasized the organization’s focus on having a successful season and its understanding of the potential outcome.
By the NumbersAlonso hit a career-low .217 last year with 46 homers and 118 RBI.Alonso set a rookie home run record with 53 in 2019, when he had 120 RBI. State of PlayThe Mets are optimistic about reaching the playoffs despite a payroll retrenchment.They expect to compete for a playoff spot and aim to have a quality, competitive team.All-Star closer Edwin Díaz is expected back after tearing the patellar tendon in his right knee. Bottom Line
The New York Mets are unlikely to secure a long-term deal with Pete Alonso before he becomes eligible for free agency, and the organization is focused on having a successful season despite payroll constraints.