Pete Alonso
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New York Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso believes this ballclub will be scary good when they put it all together next season.

Sadly for New York Mets fans, the lingering postseason chances have finally disappeared. The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Wednesday night, officially eliminating the Mets from contention. The focus will be on 2020 after these four remaining regular-season games.

However, there’s a great amount of momentum heading into next year. If you saw how this team was in June and July, you wouldn’t think for a second that they’d still be alive in the final week of the regular season.

This ballclub has a chance to be really good in 2020, and rookie first baseman Pete Alonso truly believes it.

“[There are] so many positives that came from this year,” he said. “We learned a lot about ourselves. I think what we learned is that we’re gritty, we’re tough, we can compete. We have some awesome pieces and I think that, like the mentality we have, I think there’s something extremely special to come. There have been amazing glimpses of different specific areas and when we finally put it together for 162 [games], it’s going to be scary.”

Alonso has something to fight for even before next season rolls around. He still has a great chance for the home run title and the National League Rookie of the Year award.

Not to mention, he’s one home run away from the single-season rookie record of 52. The mark was set by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in 2017.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.