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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Francisco Lindor’s ‘rat’ tale unnecessary drama for Mets

The Mets’ $341-million man enjoyed his best game with his new team, slamming a game-tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Mets registered arguably their biggest win of the season, 5-4 in 10 innings over the Diamondbacks at Citi Field. Yet following the game, the result became secondary to an out-of-sight disagreement, dutifully documented by the Mets’ own regional sports network, SNY, between Lindor and his double-play partner Jeff McNeil in the middle of the seventh inning.

That disagreement, a laughing Lindor told reporters a few minutes after the Mets prevailed on a swinging bunt by rookie Patrick Mazeika (his first career RBI), entailed whether Lindor and McNeil, situated in the tunnel that connects the home team’s dugout to its clubhouse saw a rat or a raccoon.

“I told [McNeil], ‘Hey, I’ve never seen a New York rat,’ ” Lindor explained. “So we went down sprinting to go see a New York rat. And he got mad at me. He’s like, ‘No, it’s not a rat, it’s a raccoon.’ I’m like, ‘Hell, no, man.’ … Crazy, because we were going back and forth whether it was a rat or raccoon.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 08, 2021 at 11:44 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco lindor, mets

Monday, March 29, 2021

Francisco Lindor extension rumors: Mets offer star shortstop roughly 10 years, $325 million, per report

The New York Mets have offered a deal close to 10 years and $325 million to All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor as the two sides continue to work toward an agreement, Andy Martino of SNY reported on Monday. Such a deal would be second only to Mookie Betts’ $365 million deal with the Dodgers among extensions signed by players with between five and six years of MLB service time—i.e., those in or headed into their walk years.

It’s not certain whether the Mets’ proposed contract would begin with the 2021 or 2022 season. If agreed to, the average annual value of $32.5 million would be the ninth-largest such figure in MLB history. The deal would also tie Giancarlo Stanton’s extension he signed with the Marlins as the fourth-largest in the history of the sport.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2021 at 10:56 PM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco lindor, mets

Friday, March 12, 2021

What will the Mets pay to keep Francisco Lindor?

Here are what four rival agents believe his next contract will look like:

Agent 1: “If I’m Lindor and I see Tatis sign for $340 million, I’m not taking less than that on a 10-year deal. He’s probably shooting for Mookie Betts’ deal (12 years, $365 million) but more realistic is $350-ish million. Maybe 11 years if you count this year. But if I’m the Mets, I don’t go that high. I’ll go $320-330 million and make him decide.”

Agent 2: “Lots of variables to consider right now. Teams will want to point to the pandemic, uncertainty about fans in the stands and the potential work stoppage. But Mookie’s deal illustrates that when you acquire impact talent in their walk year, you intend on making a run at locking them up even in the face of all those issues.

“Mookie was/is a way better player. I’d imagine a 10-year, $300 million deal would be the bar his camp is going for. Get as much in the form of a signing bonus as possible to minimize the New York taxes and enjoy Florida’s no state income tax when he collects his money. The signing bonus also isn’t subject to a work stoppage or proration so he’ll ensure he keeps getting paid regardless.”

Agent 3: “It’s a tough one to peg. But I’d say $35-40 million (annually) for 7-12 years. If Tatis is getting $40 million in his free-agent years NOW, this far away, then Lindor is worth more.”

Agent 4: “Sky’s the limit with him. He’s going to want 10 years at least. He doesn’t need to take a discount. He’s about to be a free agent. $35 million a year is easy. Should be more.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco lindor, mets

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Francisco Lindor concerned analytics are ‘taking over’ baseball

The Mets’ new shortstop, who was elected to the executive subcommittee of the MLB Players Association over the offseason, voiced his concerns on Monday that analytics were “taking over the game too much” and diminishing the product.

“Analytics are great, they’re good. But they don’t need to take over the game,” Lindor said after the Mets’ first full-squad workout of spring training. “That’s something that’s just — it’s not right. Let the players play the game.”

Lindor, who also pointed to MLB’s revenue sharing program as “rewarding teams for losing,” was most passionate when asked about the parts of analytics he hated the most.

The four-time All-Star said he was not a fan of the shift and prefers to let his own instincts dictate where he positions himself in the field.

“I get really mad when I miss a ball because they were telling me to move the other way,” Lindor said. “It just drives me nuts. But if it’s my instincts and I go for the ball and I miss it? I’ll die with it. That’s fine.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2021 at 09:52 AM | 51 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, francisco lindor

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Mets To Acquire Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco

The Mets and Indians have agreed to a deal that will see New York acquire shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-hander Carlos Carrasco.  ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (Twitter links) was the first to report that the two teams were “deep in talks” about a Lindor deal, and MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported Carrasco’s involvement in the swap.  According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the two sides have agreed to the trade.

For moving their star shortstop, Cleveland will receive two prominent young infielders.  MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo reports that Amed Rosario is part of the trade package, while Passan adds that Andres Gimenez is also going to Cleveland.  The Mets will also move two prospects — right-hander Josh Wolf (via The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal) and outfielder Isaiah Greene (as per ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 07, 2021 at 12:53 PM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco, francisco lindor, indians, mets

 

 

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