Mets: Who will step up and become the next Captain America?
The recent baseball pause has players itching to get back onto the field and compete for a championship and there has been no one more vocal about their excitement to play baseball than Pete Alonso.
He wrote a letter to Mets fans about how he misses baseball so much and how when it resumes the team is going to be playing with so much excitement and drive that anything is possible.
If the fans had a say in who the next Mets captain was it would be Pete Alonso. He is unlike anything the Mets ever had in terms of his ability coupled with his personality.
If Alonso was going into his 4th or 5th season he would have as close to a slam dunk case as anyone around, but Alonso has only been in the big leagues for one season and that hurts his case a little.
Alonso had an incredible rookie season, no one is taking that away from him but before everyone crowns him the second coming let’s see if he can repeat his performances and if he can keep the same attitude when he is slumping.
Part of what made David Wright such a great leader was that even when he was in a rut he owned it and tried to help the team in any way he could even if it meant sitting on the bench for a few games.
Pete Alonso has a very strong case for Mets captain but not right now. In the future, when he signs his extension with the Mets, and he has been around the league more then he could make as good of a captain as any of the four past ones.