Will New York Mets Jeff McNeil’s (31) contract extension affect the retention of Pete Alonso (29)?
On the 4th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, introduced the relationship between McNeil and Alonso. According to the media, McNeil first contacted Alonso after signing a four-year, $50 million extension with the Mets this winter. This is because he wanted to deliver the news of the contract to a colleague he had been with for a long time. 안전놀이터
McNeil and Alonso are the pillars of the Mets. McNeil joined the Mets with the 356th overall pick in the 12th round of the 2013 draft, and made his big league debut in 2018. Since then, he has grown to become the Mets’ starting second baseman, and recorded a career batting average of 0.307, a slugging percentage of 0.458, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.828. In his last season, he had a batting average of .326. He won the National League batting title.
Alonso was drafted by the Mets in the second round, 64th overall, in the 2016 draft. He made his major league debut in 2019 and developed into a big-shot first baseman. Over his last four seasons, he has a .261 batting average, .535 slugging percentage, and .884 OPS. From his debut season, he hit 53 homers and won the Rookie of the Year title, and last season, he recorded 131 RBIs to become the National League RBI leader.
First of all, the Mets will continue to accompany McNeil by signing a four-year extension. The remaining task is an extension contract with Alonso. Alonso will qualify as a free agent after two years.
The media insisted that an astronomical amount of money should be invested, saying, ‘If the Mets are to sign an extension with Alonso, it will be eight years and $200 million. Both the Mets and Alonso have been silent on the extension, but speculated that McNeil’s case might affect Alonso’s extension. The media said, ‘McNeil agreed to a deal below market price. Alonso can also accept a discount for his parents’ team,’ he foresaw.
However, Macneil was silent. “You never know what will happen. I don’t know where Alonso’s heart is. He may want to be evaluated by the market as a free agent. I will leave all the choices to Alonso,” he said, expressing his intention to respect Alonso’s choice.
The Mets have captured hitting king McNeil, and are planning to catch Alonso, the RBI kingpin. Can Mets and Alonso continue their partnership?