The New York Mets have agreed on an agreement on a long-term extension with shortstop Francisco Lindor worth generally $340 million, Jon Heyman reports. Numerous different reports put the deal at $341 million more than ten years. That figure makes Lindor’s extension the third-biggest contract in MLB history and the biggest ever for a shortstop.
Francisco Lindor, who had set an Opening Day deadline for a new deal, was previously scheduled to hit free agency this winter. All things considered, the Mets seem to have secured the All-Star only a short time quickly. Lindor’s new agreement will not start until the 2022 season, which implies the Mets have gotten his services for the next 11 years.
Francisco Lindor’s salary for 2021 will be $22.3 million. As per Joel Sherman, the agreement incorporates deferred cash yet does exclude any opt-outs. An incomplete no-trade clause is likewise essential for the deal.
Francisco Lindor, 27, was procured from Cleveland in January as part of a six-player trade. The Mets likewise got harmed starter Carlos Carrasco in that deal and sent out infielders Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez and prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene.
Lindor has batted .277/.343/.502 (122 OPS+) with 78 home runs and 53 stolen bases throughout the last three seasons. Factoring in his above-average defense at shortstop, he’s been worth 13.9 Wins Above Replacement, the tenth most among position players during that span, as indicated by Baseball Reference’s calculations.
Francisco Lindor will enter the season having made four All-Star Matches and dominated two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. He’s gotten Most Valuable Player Award thought in four of his five full seasons.
Following Francisco Lindor’s new dinner with Mets proprietor Steve Cohen, the team made what was accounted for to be a 10-year, $325 million offer. Lindor, notwithstanding, was accounted for to asking for $385 million more than 12 years. By then, a stalemate appeared to descend upon talks.
As the self-imposed deadline approached, notwithstanding, the two sides advanced toward the middle and arrived at an agreement that will keep Francisco Lindor in Queens for years to come. Lindor gets life-changing cash, the Mets get a franchise cornerstone, and Cohen follows through on the bravado he set forth early in his ownership tenure.
This denotes the second successive year a top player has been traded entering their walk year, just to sign an extension before making their regular-season debut with their new club. Mookie Betts did likewise with the Los Angeles Dodgers a year ago, only months in the wake of being shipped over from the Boston Red Sox.
Indeed, even with Francisco Lindor off the market, the winter could flaunt a surprisingly strong collection of shortstops. Trevor Story, Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, and Corey Seager are four such names to watch out for. Our Matt Snyder recently covered those players’ circumstances in greater detail.
Francisco Lindor, interim, becomes the fifth player to sign an extension worth $300 million. The past four were Betts, Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, and Fernando Tatis Jr., who signed his own monstrous extension earlier this spring.