Francisco Lindor is expected by most to be the biggest name on the Major League Baseball trade market this offseason. It sounds like a trade could be close, too.
According to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians are deep in talks on a trade for Lindor.
Lindor, a 27-year-old All-Star shortstop, is heading into the final year of team control with the Indians. He’s set to make $19.5 million for Cleveland this upcoming season. However, the Indians – who are set to change their team name – appear to be unwilling to pay Lindor the kind of longterm contract he’s seeking.
So, the Indians are rumored to be shopping him. And it sounds like the New York Mets, primed with a new owner in Steve Cohen, could be the landing spot.
“The New York Mets are deep into talks on a deal to acquire Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians, sources tell ESPN,” he reports.
“If the Francisco Lindor-to-the-Mets deal is completed as expected, shortstop Andres Gimenez would be part of the package going back to the Cleveland Indians, sources tell ESPN.”
If the Francisco Lindor-to-the-Mets deal is completed as expected, shortstop Andres Gimenez would be part of the package going back to the Cleveland Indians, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 7, 2021
Lindor has been one of the best infielders in baseball for several seasons. He would be a massive addition to a Mets team hoping to make a deep postseason run in 2021 and beyond.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on the Francisco Lindor trade rumors.
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