Outbid the Chicago Cubs to acquire Pete Alonso.
The Milwaukee Brewers were rumored to have come pretty close to trading for Alonso before the trade deadline. It cannot hurt to circle back and see what the asking price for Alonso will be in the offseason. Especially now that former Brewers general manager David Stearns oversees the New York Mets.
Alonso could be on the market as he is entering his final year of arbitration. Mets owner Steve Cohen could write the first basemen whatever check he wants to when it comes to an extension.
Stearns might want to replenish New York’s farm instead. He has first-hand knowledge of the Brewers farm system.
At the same time, the price might be one Arnold does not want to pay to his former boss for only one guaranteed year of Alonso’s services.
Milwaukee needs more pop out of first base in their lineup. Alonso provides that as he smacked 46 home runs and slugged .504 this season. That dwarf’s the home run and slugging percentage numbers the Brewers got out of Jesse Winker, Rowdy Tellez, and Carlos Santana at first base.
Plus, pulling off a trade for Alonso would keep him away from a division rival. The Cubs are rumored to be wanting to pursue a trade for the slugger in the offseason.