Finally!!! Francisco Lindor has come back… to the center of trade talk (Shout out to The Rock Duane Johnson). And by finally, I mean relentlessly again and again. But let’s be real, a decent portion of the fan base wants Lindor now, as opposed to trying at him or a handful of other premier shortstops next offseason.
So let’s entertain the idea of trying to acquire the MVP caliber shortstop via trade this off-season, what’s it going to take to get that done?
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MetNews posted their own trade proposal involving Andres Gimenez, J.D. Davis, and third base prospect Brett Baty for the All-Star shortstop.
While a lot of people are saying it would take Dom Smith or Pete Alonso to make the deal happen, Jon Harper of SNY doesn’t believe that to be so.
Harper believes that if the new GM is patient enough, the Mets can have Lindor for a couple of their young shortstops, referring to Gimenez and Mauricio. As well as including J.D. Davis and another young prospect.
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With Lindor going into Free Agency next off-season, Steve Cohen and the Mets should really look into an immediate extension for the shortstop. Of course it’s not going to come cheap, but it’s important that the Mets have a long term solution.
Lindor’s lifetime slash line is .285/.346/.488/.833 while averaging 40 doubles, three triples, and 29 home runs every 162. He also averages 86 RBI’s and 21 stolen bases alongside solid defensive abilities at the shortstop position.
The man has a career 28.4 WAR in just six Major League seasons so he’s going to get record setting money if he does decide to hit free agency. Let’s just hope that the Mets can either trade for the shortstop, or just be patient and acquire him on the free agent market with Uncle Steve’s fat ass wallet.
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