Insider: 4 Potential Pete Alonso Suitors Next Winter

When will New York Mets fans start to get nervous about the fact that slugger Pete Alonso still does not have a contract extension and he's heading into free agency after the season?

There is a lot of talk about whether the Mets will re-sign the key to their offense, and even one wild rumour that they could try to go after a New York Yankees impending free agent to replace Alonso, with Pete heading to the Bronx.

And while the Yankees are seen as a real possibility to land Alonso, there are other teams in need of the kind of power that Pete possesses. He leads the majors in HRs over the last five seasons, with 192.  

MLB Insider Jon Heyman suggests four teams that would be candidates to sign the Polar Bear.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants haven't gotten a lot of production out of first base recently, and in fact their offense has been in need of a beast like Alonso for many years. They tried and failed to sign Aaron Judge last year, Alonso would be a great fallback.

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners haven't gotten a ton of production out of first base for quite a while themselves, and they would love to get a big power bat like Pete's in the middle of their lineup. 

Houston Astros

The Astros took a big swing on aging first baseman José Abreu in free agency last year, but that hasn't quite worked out. The 37-year-old had the worst season of his big league career last year in his first season in Houston, with an OPS+ of just 87. This year, it's gotten even worse, as he sits with zero HRs and one RBI after 17 games with a .073 average and a laughable OPS+ of MINUS-28 (no, we've never heard of a "minus" OPS+ before, either). 

Getting Alonso would certainly solve their first base dilemma.

Texas Rangers

Nate Lowe had a fine year for Texas at 1B in 2022, but dropped off quite a bit last season. This year, he's been out with an oblique injury thus far. Alonso would be a huge get for the Rangers, who were quiet on the free agent market this past offseason, but may be loading up for another run next year. 

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