New York Mets: Pete Alonso rallies fans, Mets won’t sell

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 30: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) congratulates New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto (30) for his solo home run in the 11th inning against the Chicago White Sox on July 30, 2019 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 30: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) congratulates New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto (30) for his solo home run in the 11th inning against the Chicago White Sox on July 30, 2019 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The New York Mets have undergone something of a Jekyll and Hyde type of season. Now, Pete Alonso has decided to rally the fans to stand behind the team.

The New York Mets are making a statement and baseball is listening.

Sitting at 51-55 on the day of the trade deadline, they are holding onto Zack Wheeler, Todd Frazier, Edwin Diaz, and Noah Syndergaard.

Currently, sitting at fourth place in the NL East and five games back of the second Wild Card spot, their playoff chances are slim.

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However, the Mets are riding this five-game win streak for all that its worth. Newly acquired All-Star Marcus Stroman is making his debut for the Amazins in a few days, and Pete Alonso has emerged as this team’s leader and had a message for all Mets fans.

“The boys are hot and we’ve been working our asses off…our goal is to make history. We need you guys, the fans, more than ever for these last two months.”

Not many rookies have the confidence or the credibility to send a message on behalf of their franchise to all their fans, but Pete Alonso does. Even though this is his first season, Alonso carries himself like a leader and a mature veteran.

If the New York Mets actually want to shock the world and play meaningful baseball at the end of September, Alonso needs to end his second-half slump. The 24-year old is only hitting .143 in 56 at-bats since the All-Star Break, where he was batting .280.

Alonso’s proclamation to Mets’ fans is great for baseball. This shows pure emotion and excitement from one of the league’s younger and most promising players. The 2019 Home Run Derby champion is behind his team’s decision to not trade their veterans at the deadline.

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General manager Brodie Van Wagenen is making a huge statement and taking a huge risk by going for it while this low in the standings. But, this is what the players want. Let’s see what Alonso and the rest of the team can do in the second half.