Mets' Pete Alonso sets lofty goals in Instagram post: 'This glove will be there catching the last out of the World Series'

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Pete Alonso blasts walk-off home run vs. Yankees
Pete Alonso blasts walk-off home run vs. Yankees

Pete Alonso clearly knows how to drum up excitement for the upcoming Mets season.

Of course, Mets fans have plenty to be optimistic about, as Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson have already gone out an acquired superstar Francisco Lindor, along with adding Carlos Carrasco, James McCann, and Trevor May, among others.

But Alonso built that hype to the next level on Friday morning, posting a seemingly innocuous photo of his first base mitt. It was his caption, though, that had to just the fan the flames of an already exciting offseason.

“This glove will be with me when I accomplish my goal of winning a gold glove. This glove will be there catching the last out of the World Series,” Alonso wrote. “I’ve been working my ass off not to just be great, but to be the best. I cannot be more ready for 2021.

“If you don’t believe what I’m saying, just sit back and enjoy the show [.] It’s time to feast! #LFGM”

Coming off the heels of one of the best rookie seasons in baseball history in 2019, Alonso’s numbers took a noticeable dip in 2020, though the shorter scheduled likely played a role in the slugger never quite seeming to get comfortable at the plate. In 57 games, Alonso slashed .231/.326/.490, and his .817 OPS was way down from his tremendous .941 OPS in 2019. But he still managed to hit 16 home runs in his 239 plate appearances, providing a needed right-handed power bat square in the middle of the Mets’ order.

Even during a year when his numbers were down, Alonso proved that he’s already a young leader in the Mets clubhouse, and that there’s no one who can connect with fans quite the way that he does.