World news – Mets, Francisco Lindor is on a $ 385 million contract gap


With the clock nearing Francisco Lindor’s self-imposed deadline, the Mets were far from securing the long-term services of their recently acquired shortstop. New owner Steve Cohen couldn’t hide his uncertainty on two different forums.

An industry source confirmed that the Mets Lindor offered a 10-year extension of $ 325 million to Lindor, as first reported by SNY, with the obvious « best and ultimate » belief that this should be achieved. However, a source who was neither with the Mets nor the Lindor camp confirmed a Newsday report that found Lindor, who may be a free agent after this season, with a 12-year inquiry worth $ 385 million « It takes two people to sign a contract, not one, » Cohen told Mets radiocaster Wayne Randazzo in a conversation that aired online Monday night, even though it was taped a few days ago. On Monday, Cohen engaged with several fans on Twitter and shared a similar sentiment. When a fan tweeted that Lindor would complete the extension on Monday, Cohen replied, « How much would you like to bet? » When A Second asked if the upcoming free agent Lindor would soon be renewed, Cohen replied, “Well, we have a deadline [March 31st], today is March 29th. Either it will be in the next two days or it won’t. « And when a third fan responded by saying, » This is not as funny as I think you think it is, « Cohen replied, » I’m not funny, it’s the absolute truth. If I knew the answer, I would report it. “

The $ 325 million offer falls short of the $ 340 million the Padres have guaranteed their shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. – the highest ever for a shortstop – despite the 22-year-old’s 14-year contract Tatis has a far lower annual average value ($ 24.3 million versus $ 32.5 million). The $ 385 million Lindor, 27, wants would be considered « new money » ever guaranteed to a baseball player, surpassing the $ 365 million 12-year deal the Dodgers gave Mookie Betts last year .

Cohen admitted that there isn’t much optimism on Lindor’s colleagues Mets Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard.

« We talk to everyone and it’s hard to know exactly how they will all end, » said Cohen to Randazzo. « We’re focusing on Francisco and Michael. Those are the ones we need to deal with immediately. Obviously, Noah is important to the club. He’s coming back from a serious injury [Tommy John surgery on his right elbow]. We’re open to discussion. » . I think this will be a different kind of conversation than what we’re going to have with Francisco and Michael. « 

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