Francisco Lindor (Francisco Lindor) attended the party. Now, how does the Metropolis let him stay?
The star shortstop-the core of this week’s blockbuster trade, also produced pitcher Carlos Carrasco, and put Andres Jimenez, Amed Rosario, Isaiah Green and Josh Wolfe was sent to Cleveland. Asked about his future plans. For now, the only certainty is that he will become a member of the Mets in 2021, which is the last year before he becomes a free agent.
The Post conducted an investigation of agents, baseball executives and insiders on Friday, hoping to understand that Lindo’s magic number may be the reason why the renewal has kept him in Queens throughout his career.
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Such a deal would surpass Manny Machado’s $300 million 10-year contract from Padres before the 2019 season. The latest monster contract is a 12-year contract between Mookie Betts and the Dodgers, valued at $365 million last summer.
A competitor’s executive predicted that Lindo would ask for $390 million in 10 years.
The executive said: “He has rejected a large sum of money from Indians, so he has high hopes.” He added that he expects Lindo to receive $350 million from the Met within 10 years.
An insider predicts that the low end of the range will reach $290 million in 10 years. He said he believed Lindor wanted to speed up the process.
An insider said: “I think he wants to sign.”
At a press conference announcing the deal, team president Sandy Alderson said that he expects to start negotiations with Lindor’s agent in the coming weeks. If no agreement is reached before the open day, it may imply that Lindor will go to the free agent market, which is a potential historical market for shortstop talent. Other shortstops such as Corey Seager, Carlos Correa and Trevor Story can all become free agents at the end of the season.
An agent under investigation believes that Steve Cohen, the owner of the Mets, may not make an offer until the next offseason. After all, Cohen will be able to surpass any other offer received by Lindor.
The agent said: “Unless it’s a real club-friendly contract, I don’t think they will make an offer.” “They will want to see him play in New York. You know the situation in New York: tell me you can pay first Playing in New York. If I were them, that would be my attitude.”
The Mets’ largest contract (in total dollars) is the $138 million extension that David Wright received before he was given a free agent after the 2012 season. Jacob deGrom (Jacob deGrom) is currently the highest paid Mets player as he enters the third season of a five-year, $137.5 million contract renewal.
According to another agent under investigation, Lindor’s motive should be to obtain a new contract as soon as possible. Of course, this assumes that the shortstop wants to play in New York. But the agent also suggested that the Mets must make a strong offer from the start.
“You must effortlessly [Lindor] Do this,” the agent said. “But only so many teams are willing to pay this type of money. Only a few teams can reach these levels. “