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Francisco Lindor’s first year with Mets comes with hefty price tag

Francisco Lindor’s first year with Mets comes with hefty price tag

Francisco
Lindor’s
cost
to
the
Mets
in
his
final
year
of
control
before
free
agency
will
be
$22.3
million.

The
Mets
and
their
star
shortstop
avoided
arbitration
Friday
by
reaching
agreement
on
that
amount.
Lindor,
who
arrived
last
week
in
a
trade
that
also
brought
Carlos
Carrasco
to
the
Mets,
was
scheduled
to
receive
$17.5
million
last
season
before
salaries
became
prorated
because
of
the
pandemic.
Lindor’s
latest
arbitration
settlement
is
the
fourth-largest
in
MLB
history,
behind
only
Mookie
Betts
($27
million),
Nolan
Arenado
($26
million)
and
Josh
Donaldson
($23
million).

Now,
the
question
becomes
whether
the
Mets
will
reach
a
long-term
agreement
with
Lindor,
27,
before
he
becomes
a
free
agent
at
the
end
of
the
season.
During
his
introductory
press
conference,
Lindor
said
he
would
like
potential
negotiations
to
conclude
before
Opening
Day.

It’s
possible
Lindor
could
be
headed
toward
a
deal
that
approaches
or
surpasses
$300
million.
The
most
recent
mega-contract
was
Betts’
12-year
deal
with
the
Dodgers
last
summer,
which
was
worth
$365
million.

Lindor
Mets
shortstop
Francisco
Lindor.

Mets

The
Mets
also
reached
agreements
with
Michael
Conforto
($12.25
million),
Edwin
Diaz
($7
million),
Brandon
Nimmo
($4.7
million),
Seth
Lugo
($2.925
million),
Dominic
Smith
($2.55
million),
Miguel
Castro
(1.6875
million)
and
Robert
Gsellman
($1.3
million),
avoiding
arbitration.
The
lone
holdout
was
J.D.
Davis,
who
is
headed
toward
an
arbitration
hearing.

With
the
Mets
possibly
committed
to
staying
under
the
luxury
tax
threshold
of
$210
million,
every
dollar
matters,
especially
with
holes
in
the
bullpen
and
center
field
that
need
to
be
addressed.
As
it
stands,
the
Mets
have
a
projected
payroll
of
about
$185
million
for
2021.

If
the
Mets
were
to
sign
the
top
free-agent
outfielder
on
the
market,
George
Springer,
it
could
leave
them
with
little
or
no
room
under
the
luxury-tax
threshold
without
shedding
payroll.

Brad
Hand
was
on
the
Mets’
radar
shortly
after
the
new
regime
arrived
and
remains
there,
as
a
top
option
to
fill
a
need
for
lefty
relief.

The
Mets
are
in
the
mix
for
Hand,
according
to
industry
sources,
but
were
not
close
to
a
deal
Friday,
contrary
to
reports
early
in
the
day
that
indicated
otherwise.


Source : Mike Puma Link

Latest on potential Mets and Yanks trade target Francisco Lindor: Reds could be a threat

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