Under new owner Steve Cohen the New York Mets hope to be a team that will excite, thrill fans in addition for competing in the National League East and hopefully winning the World Series Championships.
One of the signings the team made recently was for Francisco Lindor, and to show how much faith the team has in Lindor. The team extended the deal with the shortstop for 10 years, $341 million dollars. This will be the longest contract in Mets history. The last member of the Mets to see this kind of a deal was David Wright who had an eight year 138 million contract.
Lindor thus far has proven to be a leader during the team’s Spring Training Games, and the team is hoping for that and more, as he will also serve as one of the faces of the franchise as the team starts the 2021 season.
This is an unprecedented deal in terms of contracts for Lindor, as he now has the third largest contract in Major League history, behind only Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. The Mets are hoping for the type of production from Lindor that the Dodgers got from Betts, who was a huge part to Los Angeles winning the World Series during the 2020 season.
It was a nail-biting negotiation between the Mets and Lindor, as the two sides tried to figure out a price that would allow for the Shortstop to stay in Queens.
Lindor is a four-time All-Star along with a two-time Gold Glove winner and had impressed during his time in Spring Training. In his career Lindor has a .285 average with 138 homers and 99 stolen bases over six seasons.
Now it is time to see what Lindor and the Mets can do as they take on the always tough National League East. Opening Day for the Mets and Nationals has been moved to Saturday, with the action between these two teams set for 4:05 p.m.
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