Alonso is a year away from hitting free agency, and though some point to deals signed by other first basemen in recent years — whether it’s Freddie Freeman (six years, $162 million) or Paul Goldschmidt (five years, $130 million) — as signs Alonso shouldn’t expect to break the bank,, knows he’s seen some of his own clients — also first basemen — do much better.
“We all work in different markets, and I got Mark Teixeira a contract, where he became a world champion with the Yankees, for $180 million in 2007,’’ Boras said on “The Show” podcast with Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman.
“And I also understand I got Prince Fielder a contract at million in 2011,’’ Boras said. “There are different markets, different representation different dynamics you look at.” Boras also noted the increase in revenue throughout the game, which he is confident can put Alonso in a higher bracket.JASON SZENES FOR THE NEW YORK POSTAs Boras also pointed out, Goldschmidt signed an extension with St. Louis prior to hitting free agency. headtopics.com
“I don’t think those recent contracts, certainly negotiated by others, are really relevant to anything that has to do with what’s going to happen in the future,” Boras said. “Particularly with Pete Alonso.”
Boras praised Alonso’s “power quotient,” as he’s hit at least 37 homers in every season he’s played other than the 2020 COVID-shortened season, as well as his “durability,” having never missed more than 10 games in a season, as aspects of his game that set him apart.would sign an extension with the Mets this offseason“We welcome all offers,’’ Boras said. headtopics.com
But new president of baseball operations David Stearns said at his introductory press conference that heBoras, asked about the possibility of Alonso — or another major client of his that is set to hit free agency following next season, Juan Soto — being traded this offseason, said, “I think it’s hard to say for a franchise, that if you want to win, you trade these players. I just think it’s a very difficult thing for ownership and baseball operations to explain.