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November 11, 2019
Pete Alonso began the 2019 season fighting just to make the New York Mets’ Opening Day roster. He ends it as the National League Rookie of the Year after slugging a rookie record 53 home runs, driving in 120 runs and becoming a cult hero for Mets fans for his energy and enthusiasm and one memorable bare-chested postgame interview.
Alonso was a near unanimous selection of the award’s 30 voters, getting 29 first-place votes. Braves starter Mike Soroka received the other first-place vote and finished second, with Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. finishing third. (READ MORE) by David Schoenfield | ESPN
Alonso simply needs more help so he can continue to be a dominant force. Fill in the gaps in center field and third base, and build up the bullpen.
Imagine the excitement of seeing Alonso on the postseason stage. That will be can’t-miss October theater. That is the stage Alonso was built for, a player who is doing everything in his power to get better in every aspect of the game.
Like the Yankees with Aaron Judge, the Mets get a huge financial break because Alonso, their slugger, is coming in at a bargain-basement price. (READ MORE) by Kevin Kernan | NY Post