New York Mets: Why are the Mets waiting to call up Peter Alonso?

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The New York Mets are coming off a win but it is still obvious changes need to be made. So, if Adrian Gonzalez is the guy who went, then why not bring up Peter Alonso?

The New York Mets released Adrian Gonzalez almost right after the Subway Series concluded. The move makes sense because Gonzalez just is not consistent enough at the plate.

The team brings up Dominic Smith to help fill in. Hopefully, Smith’s second tenure in the big leagues lasts longer than it did earlier this season.

Smith will likely get a lot of reps at first base in lieu of Gonzalez. With Wilmer Flores coming back soon, and the outfield about to get crowded, Jay Bruce will see reps at first base too.

Now, that we explained what the Mets are likely doing, there still remains a big elephant in the room? Where is Peter Alonso?

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Alonso is one of the biggest prospects in the entire Mets’ organization. The Mets seem to have one foot out the door and towards the future so why not bring him up?

Well, if you look at last year’s Mets team to this one, there are a lot of similarities. The Mets were “supposed to be goo” but then injuries and poor play are costing them.

It is more or less the same thing this season for the blue and orange. Dominic Smith is supposed to be the future first baseman. That has been known for a while. However, he has not shown the Mets a thing since his debut last year.

Of course, this is a great time to make some changes and give him another chance because the Mets need to make changes anyway to try to get back on track.

But remember last year? The Mets are in the same exact spot. When Smith and Amed Rosario were called up it was the most exciting thing to happen to the Mets in months. These guys are or were supposed to be the future of the franchise.

Now, that guy is Alonso. Peter Alonso is being given the green light as the next best guy. it is not hype either because he is lighting it up in the minors.

That is likely the number one reason why the Mets are not going to call him up. The Mets are more than one player away from turning things around so bringing him would not be a move that makes any sense.

The Mets are going to do the exact same thing they did with Dom Smith. They are going to wait and see if they can turn things around and make a run towards the playoffs.

With that unlikely to happen, they will need something to spark the team later in the season so it’s not a drag.

That is where Peter Alonso might come in. Granted there are reports that the Mets do not want him up this season, but things change all the time.

When the season is dead and there is not much to look forward to then it makes sense to call up Peter Alonso. They should put him in Triple-A now this way he is ready for that day in August.

The Mets do need to even bother bringing Alonso up this year but it makes sense later. Right now, if they were to replace him for A-Gon there, is just too much pressure. He would be taking over a team trying one last-ditch effort to claw back into things.

That is not an ideal time for a guy to debut. The Mets are going to wait to call up Alonso when there is even less expectation then there is now. Whether that be later this year or going into an open rebuild next year.

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Of course,  it would be great to see Alonso and glimpse of the future. But, there is with good reason that the Mets are waiting to make this kind of move. He also just might not be ready. Why not give Dom Smith another chance at this point?