Milwaukee Brewers: 4 Trade Proposals For New York Mets Star Pete Alonso

What could a trade for Pete Alonso look like since the Brewers seem interested in a deal?
Aug 17, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run
Aug 17, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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Ken Rosenthal, writer for The Athletic, reported some big post trade deadline Milwaukee Brewers news in that Matt Arnold was highly engaged in trade discussions for New York Mets star first baseman Pete Alonso.

According to Rosenthal's report the cost to acquire Alonso, who at the time had 1.5 years of team control remaining, was going to center around one of the Crew's 2nd through 5th ranked prospects because top prospect Jackson Chourio was not in the discussions. This means ,Sal Frelick, Jeferson Quero, Jacob Misiorowski, or Tyler Black would have been included in a deal.

The trade deadline has obviously passed, but rumors and trade discussions could pick up again once the season is complete. In no particular order let's explore some potential trade packages between the Brewers and Mets that revolve around Pete Alonso.

Milwaukee Brewers-New York Mets trade proposal for Pete Alonso #1

Brewers receive: 1B Pete Alonso

Mets receive: 1B/3B Tyler Black

This first package is a straight swap of Pete Alonso for Brewers fifth ranked prospect Tyler Black. Baseball trade values has Alonso's median value at 11.9 and Black's at 13.7, so according to their system this deal is relatively fair for both sides but has the Brewers slightly over paying in prospect capital.

Digging deeper the Brewers would get Pete Alonso for one season and would give up a versatile contact and speed oriented player in Tyler Black. Black has been playing the corner infield spots this season and currently has a .910 season OPS with 49 stolen bases at both the Double and Triple-A levles. Theoretically he could slide right into the Mets everyday lineup. With New York in rebuild mode this would give them a great look at Black and get him consistent playing time.

For Milwaukee they would have to weigh the idea of if trading a MLB ready contributor with years of team control left is worth going after a rental player, even one as good as Alonso. They did select two college corner infielders high in the 2023 draft in Brock Wilken and Mike Boeve, so if they part ways with Black there is a good shot that one or both of these other prospects will advance through their minor league system quickly.

If this deal were to go down it would essentially be a boom or bust trade for both sides. Milwaukee would be banking on a bounce back 2024 season from Pete Alonso and New York would be going all in on Tyler Black being an impact big league player.