The New York Mets have not but given up on the 2023 season and apparently will not make slugger Pete Alonso accessible earlier than the Aug. 1 commerce deadline.
MLB insider Andy Martino of SNY reported Monday afternoon that the Mets “don’t plan to interact different golf equipment” relating to Alonso’s companies this summer time.
“In the event that they don’t really feel like they’ll signal him, the offseason is a greater time to speak about trades, as a result of extra groups can be concerned,” a supply informed Martino in regards to the Mets’ view of Alonso coming off the All-Star break.
Martino mentioned that the Mets have “not but talked particular gamers with different golf equipment” despite the fact that they’re liable for baseball’s most expensive and most underachieving squad this season. The Mets entered Monday afternoon at 43-50 and 18.5 games again of the first-place Atlanta Braves within the Nationwide League East standings. New York was additionally eight-and-a-half games again within the hunt for a wild-card berth at the moment.
As for Alonso, he stays eligible at no cost company after the 2024 season and repeatedly has been noncommittal about signing a long-term take care of the Mets this yr. The 28-year-old just lately earned the third All-Star collection of his profession, landing fifth in all of MLB with 26 residence runs and thirteenth with 61 RBI on the marketing campaign. He is slashing .207/.306/.484.
For a bit printed Sunday evening, Joel Sherman of the New York Submit famous the Mets may look to promote veteran pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander earlier than the Aug. 1 deadline despite the fact that their contract situations complicate potential offers. Martino mentioned Monday that New York may additionally make nearer David Robertson, catcher Omar Narvaez, outfielder Tommy Pham and fellow outfielder Mark Canha accessible.
“One league supply anticipated commerce conversations to develop into extra intense and particular one week from right now, barring a serious Mets profitable streak,” Martino added.
Even when the Mets fail to ship such a profitable streak, it appears like they’re glad to carry onto Alonso by no less than the beginning of the upcoming offseason realizing that the fan-favorite is a popular choice to sooner or later function a staff captain.