Mets’ Pete Alonso Claims MLB Is Manipulating Baseballs to Hurt Upcoming Free Agents

Pete Alonso Mets’ Pete Alonso Claims MLB Is Manipulating Baseballs to Hurt Upcoming Free Agents The Mets slugger implied that the balls are friendlier to hitters in a year when a number of top pitchers are about to hit free agency — and vice versa Published 25 mins ago • Updated 19 mins ago Denis Poroy/Getty Images

New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration.

Alonso’s comments came Wednesday before New York’s game at Baltimore. He was responding to a question about the crackdown on sticky substances used by pitchers.

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