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Monday, July 8, 2019

Alonso is a win for Brodie.

From the NY Post.
The fans? They knew it was another lost afternoon and yet, as the ball scraped against the blue July sky, they rose and they roared and they carried Alonso around the basepaths because sluggers still have the power to do that, to electrify dead baseball afternoons, to enliven even unwatchable baseball teams.He got lucky for the 30th time already this year, tying a 43-year-old record by Dave Kingman for most home runs by a Met before the All-Star break, setting an NL rookie record with his 67th and 68th RBIs.

He has the power to make fans want to watch what the Mets have to offer in the second half. Sluggers are different that way. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a home run Sunday, too, to almost the same spot Alonso did. Nobody is buying a ticket in August or September to watch Adeiny Hechavarria swing a bat.

The Mets employee who is truly lucky with what Alonso has done these first 90 games is Brodie Van Wagenen, of course. Alonso represents one of the few things he’s done right in his maiden voyage as GM, bucking conventional wisdom and bringing Alonso north with the Mets rather than buying an extra year of salary control by keeping him in Syracuse a couple of weeks.
Read more here.

Is Pete Alonso the real deal? Is it just the baseballs? Is he going to keep this going after the All Star Game break and the Home Run Derby? I really don't like the HR Derby for the players that participate in it. They tend not to hit like they were before the took part of it. Just remember they think that us where David Wright first hurt his back.

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