On the eve of the beginning of the MLB Season, The Mets signed their newly acquired star shortstop Francisco Lindor to a 10 year, $341 million extension before the start of the season. This deal locks him down for the next decade in a Mets uniform. This was a priority for the Mets because they acquired Lindor to keep him there long-term. He deserved all the money he got. This deal prevented him from testing free agency. Lindor will anchor the Mets infield and lineup for the next 10 years. The Mets can go into this season with no worries about Lindor’s future with the team after this season. The Mets completely overhauled their roster last winter to make a run at the World Series.
Lindor was one of the key moves and if not the marquee move to lead this team back into the playoffs. The Mets could not afford to lose him in free agency the year after they acquired him. Lindor is a generational talent that will lead this Mets team for the next decade at shortstop. He can lead them to a World Series championship if all the right pieces are in place. This Mets team will make noise this year and for years to come with the talent they have. The NL East will be a tough division to compete in, but the Mets can be better. This deal was the smart move for the team to prevent Lindor from testing the market after the season. The Mets will have all the pieces in play to make a run at the playoffs and maybe a World Series.