New York Mets
Needs: Outfield, pitching
Assets: Corner infield
Could David Stearns look to bring some players over from Milwaukee to his new home in Queens? When he was first hired in Milwaukee he quickly brought over Jonathan Villar, whom he knew from his time in Houston. Perhaps the Brewers and Mets could link up on a trade this winter.
The Mets are in the middle of re-tooling their roster after a disastrous year while spending the most amount of money ever on a baseball team. They may not even be looking to compete in 2024. That makes Pete Alonso' situation very interesting.
According to reports, the Mets have not approached Alonso about an extension yet and if they don't sign him, there's a good chance he walks in free agency next year.
There were already reports during the summer the Mets were considering trading him and the Brewers of all teams got into "field goal range" of trade talks for Alonso. The Brewers were interested before and while they stare at Jake Bauers possibly being their everyday first baseman, they're sure to be interested still.
The Mets need an outfielder and the Brewers have several. David Stearns drafted all three of Mitchell, Wiemer, and Frelick and surely he'd love to have one of them back on his team. Trading one of those controllable, young outfielders for Alonso would surely be something the Mets would be open to. For the Brewers, one year of Alonso at a high arbitration price may be tough financially, knowing he'd walk as a free agent, but his impact would be worth it. He's the middle of the lineup thumper the Brewers need.
New York also has a couple of infielders with nowhere to go. Brett Baty, Mark Vientos, and Ronny Mauricio were all top prospects and they're battling for the third base job. Someone is going to be left out and the Brewers could also try to fill that need.