Pete Alonso Heads to Twins in Proposed Intriguing Deal

Pete Alonso is going to see what's out there in free agency this coming offseason. That seems like a certainty at this point, as his agent Scott Boras has made it clear that he won't be signing an extension during the season. With that, the New York Mets are almost certainly ready to reel in a haul of assets for the impending free agent later this summer at the trade deadline. 

While the teams that are usually heard to be buzzing around Polar Bear include the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners, former MLB GM Jim Bowden has a surprise proposed deal for us that would land one of the game's top sluggers in Minneapolis. 

Minnesota Twins Receive:

  • Pete Alonso

New York Mets Receive:

  • 1B Alex Kirilloff
  • RHP David Festa
  • 2B/OF Luke Keaschall

The Twins are in a scrap for a playoff spot, sitting 5.5 games back of the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central, while holding down the final Wild Card spot in the American League. They would receive a major boost to their lineup with Alonso, and go a long way towards locking in a playoff berth. 

The Mets, meanwhile, grab the once highly-touted prospect Kirilloff to fill in at first base. He is having a dreadful season this year, but has shown potential in the past and is still just 26. They also get two of the Twins' top 10 prospects. 

Festa, a right-hander, is at No. 5 on the Twins' prospect list, and is striking out 13.5 batters per nine innings at AAA this season. Keaschall, an infielder/outfielder, is the 9th ranked Minnesota prospect, is just 21 and has a 1.001 OPS at High-A this season.

On top of all that, of course, the Mets can go back out in the winter and try to re-sign Alonso. 

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