MLB Rumors: Analyst Predicts Pete Alonso Trade To NL Team This Season

Analyst Jim Bowden's bold forecast reverberates through the MLB as he predicts a seismic shift in the league's landscape this coming season: the New York Mets parting ways with their power-hitting cornerstone, Pete Alonso, in favor of a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Bowden's projection, outlined in The Athletic, underscores the Mets' purported readiness to pivot towards a future-focused strategy, possibly setting their sights on the 2025 season amid uncertainties surrounding Alonso's expiring contract.

The speculated trade scenario gains traction as Bowden highlights the Cubs' longstanding interest in Alonso, dating back to previous offseasons, and their financial capacity to accommodate the slugger's contract demands.

Although Bowden didn't present a mock trade proposal, Joey Mistretta provided one a few weeks ago, with Cubs offering prospects Cade Horton, Michael Busch, and Jordan Wicks in exchange for Alonso's services.

This potential move signifies a departure from the Mets' current trajectory, as they weigh the prospect of maximizing Alonso's market value against the backdrop of their playoff aspirations and long-term roster planning.

Last season, Alonso held a .217/.318/.504 triple-slash line, with an impressive 46 home runs, 118 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 92 runs scored across 154 games played. He was an All-Star for the third time in his five-year career, and also finished 17th in MVP voting.

If realized, Alonso's transition to the Cubs promises to inject a jolt of offensive prowess into Chicago's lineup, pairing him with the likes of Cody Bellinger and potentially solidifying their stance as contenders in the NL Central race. Photo Credit:  Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports