The New York Mets have locked up their guy in Francisco Lindor on a 10-year, $341 million contract. After the blockbuster trade this offseason, Lindor joined the Mets organization. The extension talks had to be halted after some issues in the Mets front office with their former General Manager.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the two sides had finally reached an agreement on Twitter earlier this evening.
Francisco Lindor has a 10-year, $341 million deal with the New York Mets, source tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 1, 2021
However, Lindor and the front office came to an agreement to keep him in New York for the foreseeable future on his ten-year deal. The Mets are looking to piece things together and make a postseason run finally; with Lindor being the new centerpiece alongside stud Pete Alonso, they should be in a good position to make a run.
In 2020, Lindor would play in all 60 contests for Cleveland, where he hit .258/.335/.415 with 8 home runs and 27 RBI. He is a career four-time all-star with two silver sluggers, two gold gloves, and one platinum glove to his credit.
The switch-hitting shortstop nicknamed “Mr. Smile” should be grinning from ear to ear after this ten-year contract with the Mets. As the 2021 season gets underway, he will be looking to settle in nicely in his new threads with a new journey ahead of him as a part of the Mets organization.
The Mets will make strides in 2021 with Lindor being added to their infield, not to mention Carlos Carrasco joining their pitching staff.