The New York Mets should designate a player on the current roster to take over as the "captain" role for the club. There are absolutely a bunch of options on the current team that would thrive in this role as the leader for the Metropolitans.
Pete Alonso is "the guy" the Mets are looking for
You've got your aces like Jacob deGrom, your superstar shortstop signed for the next decade in Francisco Lindor, and of course, there are the Max Scherzer's of the world, you know, the guy Steve Cohen just gave $130 million to over the next three years. While each of these players are solid candidates for the role of king of the amazins. there's one guy that I believe stands above all as the most obvious selection for the job. First Baseman, Peter Morgan Alonso.
Pete Alonso has made quite the name for himself as face of the Mets over his first three seasons in the city that never sleeps. First, let's go through the stats. In Pete's rookie season, the first baseman led the major leagues in home runs with 53 bombs, also setting a new single season rookie home run record previously held by Aaron Judge of the cross town rival Yankees with 52.
Over Alonso's career, Pete has hit 106 homers while obtaining an .890 career OPS. These numbers coupled with back to back home run derby crowns more than satisfy the on the field production required for the next captain of New York.
Now, let's look at the off the field qualities New York's slugger carries with him. For starters, Pete embraced the city the moment he stepped foot onto Citi Field. Alonso is the creator of the new hashtag "LFGM", a variation of the classic "LGM."
Pete also has his charity he contributes to called homers for heroes which helps service members in need. Pete even donated money from each of his homer derby winnings to that charity. Between on field production and the off the field excellent, Pete Alonso is truly "the guy" and deserves to be the Next Captain of the New York Mets.