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  • #31
    Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

    Alonso seems all that was advertised. Still, I think he's hitting below .200 over the past 3 weeks or so. He definitely belongs in the lineup, though, so he can work through his adjustments to Major League pitching.

    I'd really like to see Dom Smith get some ABs, though. Ideally, McNeil could move to 2B, Smith could try LF, and Davis could play 3B. Defense may or may not suffer, but Frazier and Cano are liabilities in the lineup. Put the best lineup on the field for once.

    I think somewhere I predicted around .250/.340/.490 production out of Alonso, which is not bad for a rookie. Let's hope I underestimated him.
    No one has hit lately, hence the Miami sweep. I bet Alonso will be offered a spot in the HR derby.

    One note- the last two wins I’ve attended where Pete was prominent 2 other players gave the on field postgame interview. I wondered both times if he’s being shielded for some reason. As a rookie or to avoid putting pressure on him to be the savior? Has anyone been at Citi when he’s done a postgame on field interview ?

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    • #32
      Pete Alonso's homers are fun to watch. If Alderson were still here, Syracuse would be having all the fun. This may not last so lets enjoy it while its happening.

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      • #33
        One more home run before Saturday and Alonso has the all time rookie record for homers by June 1st.

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        • #34
          The National League Player of the Week for June 17-23 is Mets first baseman Pete Alonso. He hit .417/.548/1.042 with four home runs (traveling a projected 1,708 feet!) in seven games.

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          • #35
            I don't really know how the All-Star team selection works, but if Alonso isn't an All-Star (and Jeff McNeil too, for that matter), something is very wrong.
            They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
              I don't really know how the All-Star team selection works, but if Alonso isn't an All-Star (and Jeff McNeil too, for that matter), something is very wrong.
              1B is always crowded. As good as Alonso has been, Freddie Freeman and Josh Bell have both been better than him. They hit for a higher average, they don't strike out so much, and they're more reliable defensively.

              Rizzo isn't far behind Alonso, and he has more name value. Fans would rather see him right now.

              McNeil probably would have made it as a 2B. As an OFer, there are just too many --- Bellinger, Yelich, Marte, Acuna, Verdugo, etc.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                I don't really know how the All-Star team selection works, but if Alonso isn't an All-Star (and Jeff McNeil too, for that matter), something is very wrong.
                Every team has to have a representative. I cant imagine Alonso not being that guy.

                He will already be there for the HR Derby.

                McNeil is going to have a harder time. Besides the BA he is far behind on a lot of the counting numbers 5 HR's, 32 Runs, 27 RBI's. Not an easy sell.

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                • #38
                  Well, when people start dropping out like they always do, maybe we'll see some Mets sneak in through the back door.

                  But I thought I saw somewhere that the selection process has changed, and there are three finalists for each position or something like that? Does that mean they're (Alonso and McNeil) not eligible, or are they still available as subs?
                  They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                  • #39
                    Pete Alonso now has a national profile. I expected him to be good, but somewhere close to .350 OPS and .500 slugging. I also didn't expect him to get up to speed immediately.

                    I'm always more cautious trying to make predictions about high strikeout hitters, but he's looking like a serious force. He's gotten better since late May: around a .420 OBP and a .700 OBP, with a notably lower K%. Add a healthy Nimmo at the top of the order, and this team's got a serious offense. Not to knock Wright, Reyes, Beltran, etc., but Alonso might soon be the biggest impact player the Mets have had since Piazza.


                    "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
                      Pete Alonso now has a national profile. I expected him to be good, but somewhere close to .350 OPS and .500 slugging. I also didn't expect him to get up to speed immediately.

                      I'm always more cautious trying to make predictions about high strikeout hitters, but he's looking like a serious force. He's gotten better since late May: around a .420 OBP and a .700 OBP, with a notably lower K%. Add a healthy Nimmo at the top of the order, and this team's got a serious offense. Not to knock Wright, Reyes, Beltran, etc., but Alonso might soon be the biggest impact player the Mets have had since Piazza.
                      About as good of an All Star experience as you could possibly have. He and Bieber represented the 2016 MLB draft class well.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
                        Pete Alonso now has a national profile. I expected him to be good, but somewhere close to .350 OPS and .500 slugging. I also didn't expect him to get up to speed immediately.

                        I'm always more cautious trying to make predictions about high strikeout hitters, but he's looking like a serious force. He's gotten better since late May: around a .420 OBP and a .700 OBP, with a notably lower K%. Add a healthy Nimmo at the top of the order, and this team's got a serious offense. Not to knock Wright, Reyes, Beltran, etc., but Alonso might soon be the biggest impact player the Mets have had since Piazza.
                        Alonso has far exceeded anything anyone could have expected.

                        Earlier in this thread I said I wanted to see how he adjusted and dealt with his first slump. He passed that test pretty easy.

                        I am always in wait and see mode. As much as I appreciate what Alonso is doing I am not ready to compare him to anyone just yet in a little more than half a season. I love what I see but ……..not yet. He is on the right track.

                        I will say because of Alonso/McNeil I have watched more Met games at this point in the season than in previous years. Yes the team sucks but we have a couple of players worth watching.....finally.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                          Alonso has far exceeded anything anyone could have expected.

                          Earlier in this thread I said I wanted to see how he adjusted and dealt with his first slump. He passed that test pretty easy.

                          I am always in wait and see mode. As much as I appreciate what Alonso is doing I am not ready to compare him to anyone just yet in a little more than half a season. I love what I see but ……..not yet. He is on the right track.

                          I will say because of Alonso/McNeil I have watched more Met games at this point in the season than in previous years. Yes the team sucks but we have a couple of players worth watching.....finally.
                          It is pretty early, but he not only does well on the field, he says and does the right things off the field. He has the makings of a Derek Jeter like presence for the franchise if the team doesn't mess it up or ruin his health like they have so many other players.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                            It is pretty early, but he not only does well on the field, he says and does the right things off the field. He has the makings of a Derek Jeter like presence for the franchise if the team doesn't mess it up or ruin his health like they have so many other players.
                            Hopefully better than Jeter. He was adamant about not moving off shortstop when Rodriguez was acquired, was a reputed spreader of herpes, and maybe not so genuinely nice, which his time as Marlins GM underscores. I'd hope Pete could improve on that.


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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                              It is pretty early, but he not only does well on the field, he says and does the right things off the field. He has the makings of a Derek Jeter like presence for the franchise if the team doesn't mess it up or ruin his health like they have so many other players.
                              I wouldnt count on the Jeter like persona at all.

                              I think Alonso is going to be much more outspoken than Jeter. In fact he probably is right now. Alonso is also a much more emotional player than Jeter ever was.

                              Alonso can be a nightmare for the Wilpons. He is going to speak his mind.................good.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                                I wouldnt count on the Jeter like persona at all.

                                I think Alonso is going to be much more outspoken than Jeter. In fact he probably is right now. Alonso is also a much more emotional player than Jeter ever was.

                                Alonso can be a nightmare for the Wilpons. He is going to speak his mind.................good.
                                I'm betting on more like a dream. He's been here less than 4 months, so far so good.

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