7) Pete Alonso hits 33 home runs and does so with a .275 batting average
Pete Alonso will hit 33 home runs for the Mets in 2024 and do so with a much improved .275 batting average. The downtick in home runs isn't for lack of power. If the prediction about the Mets selling at the trade deadline exists, so must one where Alonso is traded. As long as the Mets handle this correctly, it won’t negate an opportunity for him to come back to Queens in free agency. Alonso is smart enough to understand this is a business. Let’s hope we remember the 2024 trade deadline as the last of the sell-offs for a little while.
8) Francisco Alvarez gets snubbed for every award and honor but it doesn’t matter
Francisco Alvarez doesn’t add any major hardware or honors to his mantle in 2024. A Silver Slugger? An All-Star selection? Every award and honor you can think of is snubbed away from Alvarez. Conspiracy theorists think it’s because he plays for the Mets. In actuality, it’s because Alvarez is more consistent in 2024 and his numbers fail to stand out in comparison to some others at the position. While making some tremendous strides of his own, we finish the year confident he is the right man to have behind the plate.