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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 04:42 pm
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The New York Mets and shortstop Francisco Lindor have agreed to a 10-year, $341 million deal, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday.
Lindor's deal will be the third largest based on total value in major league history, trailing only the deals for the Los Angeles AngelsMike Trout ($426.5 million) and the Los Angeles DodgersMookie Betts ($365 million).


The Mets were widely expected to sign Lindor to a long-term extension after acquiring the four-time All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians this offseason. The negotiations became a major storyline during spring training, with new Mets owner Steve Cohen writing on Twitter last week, "What do think Lindor will accept? I'm going to crowdsource the answer."
Cohen wrote on Tuesday: "Lindor is a heckuva player and a great guy. I hope he decides to sign."
Lindor, 27, had stated that he would "go to free agency" if he didn't have a deal in place by Opening Day, saying he did not want to negotiate during the season. The Mets open Thursday against the Washington Nationals.


In January, the Mets avoided salary arbitration with Lindor by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $22.3 million. It was the fourth-biggest one-year contract for an arbitration-eligible player, trailing Mookie Betts ($27 million with Boston last year), Nolan Arenado ($26 million with Colorado in 2019) and Josh Donaldson ($23 million with Toronto in 2018).
A two-time Gold Glove winner, Lindor is a career .285 hitter and has averaged 29 homers, 86 RBIs and 21 steals in his six major league seasons -- all with the Indians, who drafted him in 2011.

MLB Network first reported the news about Lindor's contract.


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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 05:13 pm
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Not even pocket change for Steve Cohen on a year by year basis. If he let Lindor go free agent, the fanbase would have immediately checked out.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 06:21 pm
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Seems like a fair deal. We'll see how those last 3-4 years turn out. He'll be 37 at the end of the deal, and the non-PED era is showing guys hit the downside a lot quicker.

There are many more examples of guys sort of fizzling out on the back end of these deals than guys who sustain it. Speaking of the Mets, Jose Reyes comes to mind, who kinda completely fell apart after age 30 after he signed the mega deal with the Marlins and then was traded to Toronto the next year and bounced around when he was making something like $20M/year.



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Superstar wrote: Not even pocket change for Steve Cohen on a year by year basis. If he let Lindor go free agent, the fanbase would have immediately checked out.
He didn’t trade for Lindor to not sign him long-term. Lindor knew that as well as everyone else. He got a great deal, but Mets fans need something to get excited over. 



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