Mets’ Pete Alonso says last season’s struggles ‘simply won’t happen again’
After an historic novice season in 2019, Pete Alonso went back to Earth in his 2nd year as a huge leaguer.
The right-handed slugger struck 16 crowning achievement in 57 video games in 2020, however saw his slash line dip to .231/.326/.490. Alonso’s 53-home-run novice season was accompanied by a .260/.358/.580 slash line.
However, Alonso feels he’s fully equipped to manage the low and high of a baseball profession, and he’s currently skilled a lot of both.
“I wouldn’t call it pressure,” Alonso informed The Post’s Steve Serby in a Q&A published on Saturday. “The uncertainty got to me mentally. Last season, I failed more than any time in my career, and that simply won’t happen again because of my preparation and will to succeed.”
Baseball is definitely a video game of failure, however Alonso is highly-motivated to stop working as low as possible whenever he’s in the batter’s box. However along with “mastering the strike zone,” Alonso states he wishes to make strides on enhancing in the field and wants to win a Gold Glove this season, something which his Instagram fans will currently understand is an objective of his.
On The Other Hand, it’s been a whirlwind offseason for the Mets, however one which has Alonso positive heading into 2021.
“We’re talented,” Alonso stated. “We have a good mix of guys with varying experiences. I’m excited ’cause we have a great group of guys, will play a full season again and getting fans back in the stands. Also excited to rebound from 2020 and show resiliency. … We’re going to be able to win in so many different ways. Phenomenal pitching with depth. We have the pieces, we just have to go out and do it.”
With additions like Francisco Lindor (“electric”), Carlos Carrasco (“a hell of a resume”) and James McCann (“a guy in the trenches you really want to go to battle with”), Alonso is plainly pleased with gamers he’ll have around him.
However something’s for specific, if Alonso is at his finest, it might be his group for several years to come.
“It’s a blessing, and I’m just so happy to represent such an incredible organization,” Alonso stated. “I’m just going to continue to perform and continue to be a good person off the field. Want to continue to make this organization and the fan base proud.”
So what can Mets fans anticipate that to appear like when April rolls around?
“I can’t wait,” Alonso stated. “I’m feeling dangerous. This is the best I’ve felt physically and mentally in my career. I’m ready to make history and ready to drive in 130 [runs].”
You won’t discover a lot of individuals who wouldn’t sign on the dotted line for that today.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.