4 Surefire Ways For The Brewers To Fix Their Horrendous First Base Situation

The Brewers have some work to do at first base
Wild Card Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game One
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2. Trade for Mets 1B Pete Alonso

This is a rare situation that could simply end up being too good to pass up for the Brewers if Pete Alonso is actually available.

Back during the Trade Deadline, the Brewers got in "field goal range" in trade talks with the Mets for All Star first baseman Pete Alonso. Despite the large budget of the Mets, they haven't been able to come to terms on a contract extension with Alonso. He's entering his final year of arbitration before free agency and is set to make around $22MM next season.

Now, I'm not under any delusion that the Brewers would be able to pay Alonso what he wants for a long-term deal if the Mets aren't even able to do it. A trade for Alonso would strictly be a one and done situation for Milwaukee. Get him for one year, make the World Series push with a stud first baseman, and then recoup a draft pick when he walks next offseason.

Former Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns is now in charge of the Mets. He's intimately familiar with the Brewers farm system and that could help facilitate a trade between the two sides.

Stearns has said he'd rather extend Alonso than trade him, but if they aren't able to come to terms, they may end up parting ways, just like what Stearns did with the Brewers back when he was running the team. Until Alonso gets extended, there's a possibility he could get traded. The Brewers can hang around his market and have some conversations and strike if negotiations ever break off.

Alonso has a career .870 OPS and has hit 40+ home runs in each of the past two seasons. In his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2019, he slugged 53. Alonso brings effortless power to the heart of a lineup.

It would be costly in a trade. Talks last summer would've required one of the Crew's top five prospects, but now with only one year of contractual control available, perhaps the price may have dropped a little bit.