Lindor signs 10 year, 341M extension with Mets

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Just an hour ago Passan was tweeting Lindor was not coming off his 12/385 stance. Exact contract details to be seen but the line of thinking that he always intended to sign once the Mets went 10/325, and was just squeezing a couple extra mil out of them - that's what it looks like from the outside to me.

Tatis got 340M as the highest-paid SS ever at the time, so once again the agent / player or whatever wanted to boast it's the biggest deal.
 

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Just an hour ago Passan was tweeting Lindor was not coming off his 12/385 stance. Exact contract details to be seen but the line of thinking that he always intended to sign once the Mets went 10/325, and was just squeezing a couple extra mil out of them - that's what it looks like from the outside to me.
Sounds like he got more $ with more $ deferred. A good deal for all involved, in theory.
 

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That's a huge contract, I don't think he's worth it. Are the Mets going to be competitive before he passes his prime and that contract looks bad?
 

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Does this cover the same 10 years as the previous offer? This deal starts after this year's $22m. Did the prior offer?
 

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That's a huge contract, I don't think he's worth it. Are the Mets going to be competitive before he passes his prime and that contract looks bad?
They’re competitive now, and of course have the best pitcher in MLB if they make the playoffs. Their terrible team D has cost them in recent years but Lindor on his own helps a lot there.
 

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That's a huge contract, I don't think he's worth it. Are the Mets going to be competitive before he passes his prime and that contract looks bad?
Fangraphs projects them for 92 wins this season, so if that counts as competitive, I'd say they have a good chance.
 

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Does this cover the same 10 years as the previous offer? This deal starts after this year's $22m. Did the prior offer?
Good question, I haven’t seen that answered but I’d assume the same offer but Cohen went up a bit.
 

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That's a huge contract, I don't think he's worth it. Are the Mets going to be competitive before he passes his prime and that contract looks bad?
27 years old and never had an OPS over .871. He’s a very good player, fantastic defender, but if his defense declines a bit he’s not gonna be worth the contract. But the Mets are competitive now, so if they think they can win in the next two or three years it makes sense
 

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With $50M deferred, this sounds even closer to Cohen’s previous offer.
 

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Good. Will Lindor be worth the money? There is a real chance he isn't, but baseball is better when more teams are willing to pay top dollar for the best talent. Feel bad for Cleveland fans who can share in the pain we felt last year when Mookie was traded.
 

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Good. Will Lindor be worth the money? There is a real chance he isn't, but baseball is better when more teams are willing to pay top dollar for the best talent. Feel bad for Cleveland fans who can share in the pain we felt last year when Mookie was traded.
Seriously? Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, and on and on. Indians fans weren't wondering what it felt like to lose a star over money like the Red Sox.
 

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I forget how deferrals work, does that mean Lindor counts 5M against the CBT from 2032-41? I think not?
 

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Well the market for next year has certainly been set. I doubt any of those other guys are taking anything less that 10/300. Xander is opting out.
 

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Well the market for next year has certainly been set. I doubt any of those other guys are taking anything less that 10/300. Xander is opting out.
X may opt out, but that doesn't preclude an extension/new contract to keep him in Boston.
 

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Well the market for next year has certainly been set. I doubt any of those other guys are taking anything less that 10/300. Xander is opting out.
I never understand this. One of the most aggressive spenders in baseball right now just left the market. How is that good for the other guys?

But it does seem to work out that way, doesn't it?
 

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Bump, Lindor has been awful so far for the Mets. 1/4 of the season done, he is rocking a .572 OPS and has just 0.2 bWAR.
 

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He's basically become a slap hitter this year. His walk and strikeout rates are better than ever, but he's also hitting the ball soft and to the opposite field more than ever. Although the approach is different than last year, he's now been bad for 100 games, so even if he returns to form tomorrow it's probably good for him that he passed up free agency.