Top 3 Trade Destinations for Pete Alonso

Pete Alsono has done nothing but rake since he came up as a rookie for the New York Mets in 2019. In fact, the has the most HRs of anyone in all of baseball in the last five years, with 192. 

But Alonso has one year left on his contract, and his status with the Mets has been a vital topic of conversation around the team already this offseason. Can they possibly afford to let him play out the year without a new deal? 

According to MLB Network Radio insider Jim Bowden, former MLB GM, he pegs the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants as the most likely destinations for Alonso — IF the Mets were to trade him. 


They have tried all sorts of first basemen in the past couple of years, and all have failed miserably. With the middle infield set, first base is definitely a position of need, and the Cubs make sense as a viable Alonso suitor (particularly if they aren't able to re-sign Cody Bellinger, or convince Shohei Ohtani to come to town). 

It's been rumored that they "will do everything in their power to acquire the superstar slugger" this offseason.  


This is a team that has tried, and failed, to woo a superstar player to The Bay each of the last few offseasons in free agency. Perhaps they can swing it with a trade?


Another team looking to add a big boost to their offense, the M's are in the market for hitting, hitting, and more hitting this winter. Why not the game's most eminent home run hitter of the last half-decade?

All that being said, David Stearns, the Mets' new president of baseball operations, has said he expects Alonso to be the Mets' first baseman on Opening Day 2024. And Alonso’s agent, Scott Boras, has also said the first baseman is willing to pass up free agency next winter if an extension can worked out.

It's certainly something we'll be keeping our eye on. 

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