Pete Alonso seems more than ready to follow up his record-setting rookie season with another big year in Queens.
With Mets Spring Training officially starting this week in Port. St. Lucie, Alonso shared a photo of himself on Instagram, taking a friendly jab at Noah Syndergaard in the process.
"[Syndergaard] isn't the only guy that lifts with his shirt off," Alonso wrote in his caption, as Syndergaard has been seen working out shirtless during the offseason and even in recent workouts with some other Mets pitchers in Florida.
Syndergaard later replied in the comments, saying "Petey, What works for others won't always work for you. Stick to hitting tanks."
And while Alonso's jab of Syndergaard is all in good fun, it's the next part of his caption that should have Mets fans excited.
"Last week of work before heading to PSL for camp. Feeling strong and nimble. Gotta be built to last this year with October baseball on the mind #LFGM"
Alonso's rookie campaign was nothing short of remarkable, as the first baseman slugged an MLB rookie-record 53 home runs, driving in 120, and winning over Mets fans left and right along the way.
The 25-year-old's heroic efforts last season helped the Mets on a late-season push for the playoffs that ultimately came up short. But playoff expectations are certainly abounding for the 2020 Mets, and Alonso seems to be all on board.