Pete Alonso (29), the fourth hitter of the New York Mets, showed great expectations for the new season.
On the 15th (hereinafter referred to as Korea time), the US ‘AP News’ reported Alonso’s news of Alonso, who held a charity event for teenagers at his alma mater Plant High School, and also conveyed his determination to welcome this season. The Mets are considered favorites to win the World Series this winter with the support of owner Steve Cohen.
“It feels like we are on the verge of something special,” Alonso said. We don’t want to win just once. I want to win several times,” he said, revealing his will to win the World Series. The Mets last won the World Series in 1986, 37 years ago. 메이저놀이터
The Mets lost ace Jacob deGrom, who became a free agent, to the Texas Rangers, but they filled the void by acquiring another Cy Young Award pitcher, Justin Verlander. Closer Edwin Diaz, who was released as a free agent, and center fielder Brandon Nemo were re-signed, while starting pitchers Senga Godai, Jose Quintana, and reliever David Robertson were brought in.
Although his free agent contract with shortstop Carlos Correa was canceled due to an ankle problem discovered during a physical examination, his overall performance has increased. “We have a lot of key players,” Alonso said. He has great talent, and I thought it was great to see him recruit additionally. I think it will be very fun,” but was disappointed with deGrom’s transfer.
“DeGrom is a great guy,” Alonso said. He is a great fellow, so the move is regrettable, but this is part of the business. I’ll definitely miss deGrom, but Verlander will be great. He is a very good pitcher,” he said. “That’s why deGrom’s departure is bittersweet. He lost good teammates and friends, but he became a high-level pitcher.”
From the first year of his debut in 2019, first baseman Alonso, who won the Rookie of the Year award and made a splendid appearance by becoming the National League home run king (53), last year also played an active role with a batting average of 2.77 1.162 hits, 40 homers, 131 RBIs, OPS .869 in 160 games. did. He led the National League in RBI and was also voted his second All-Star three years after his rookie year.
Alonso, who is in his second year of salary adjustment eligibility, avoided arbitration by signing a contract for $14.5 million on the 14th. The amount doubled from $7.4 million last year. “It’s really special,” Alonso said. This is something he never thought of when he was young,” he said, delighted with the high salary. Alonso gets FA qualification after 2 more seasons including this year.