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Mets, Francisco Lindor reportedly agree to 10-year, $341 million extension and Twitter explodes with joy

The New York Mets went out and acquired shortstop Francisco Lindor in a blockbuster deal in January.

On Wednesday, about an hour earlier than the clock hit Opening Day, which was the All-Star’s self-imposed deadline for a deal to be made, the crew locked him down for a decade at $341 million, per a number of sources. The news happened an hour after rumors had been swirling that the 2 sides had been at a standstill. But then, the gates opened and the cash flowed and the Mets had their star infielder inked.

The contract begins in 2022 because the 27-year-old four-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove and two-time Silver Slugger was set to change into a free agent after this season. Per SNY’s Andy Martino it accommodates a restricted no-trade clause and no opt-outs.

Lindor’s deal places him third within the majors — behind Mike Trout ($426.5 million) and Mookie Betts ($365 million) and one $1 million forward of fellow shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. — for the league’s richest contract. And, according to SNY, it is the biggest contract extension in Mets franchise historical past, forward of David Wright (eight years, $138 million) and Lindor’s teammate and two-time Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom (5 years, $137.5 million).

It’s fairly a flip of occasions for the Mets with new proprietor Steven Cohen. Under their earlier proprietor, the membership was not of the mindset to spend freely. There are winds of change at Citi Field (and not simply those that swoop throughout the sector).

Just a few days in the past, Cohen talked about eating out with Lindor and discussing his contract extension over ravioli and chicken parm. He crowdsourced what the numbers should be on Twitter after the 2 sides appeared to be aside in cash and time period. And now he is locked down the perfect on a regular basis shortstop the Mets have had since 2011 National League batting title-holder, Jose Reyes.

Of course, Twitter was very pleased — together with a few of Lindor’s teammates, who ought to have been asleep with the season opener towards the Nationals on Thursday.

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