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PEORIA, Arizona As he approaches the final year of his club control, New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso says he has imagined himself as a “lifelong Met”.

Over the last five seasons, Alonso has emerged as one of the most productive power hitters in the game. After leading the big leagues in home runs with 53, he was named the 2019 NL Rookie of the Year. In 2021, 2022, and 2023, he hit 37 home runs, 40 in 2022, and 46 in 2023, but his average dropped to a career-low.217 in the previous year.

Alonso said he’s open to any long-term contract discussions the Mets want to have.

“I love it here,” Alonso said. “I definitely have envisioned me being a lifelong Met, that’s something I’ve definitely thought about. I love New York, it’s a really special place for my family and I … But I can’t predict the future. For me, I just want to focus on this season and be the best person I can be.”

The three-time All-Star switched agents during the offseason to Scott Boras, who is known for encouraging his players to test the market. The first baseman signed a $20.5 million, one-year deal that avoided salary arbitration.

“I just thought that Scott and his team are just the best representations for myself and my family,” Alonso said.

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