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The New York Mets reportedly agreed to a $ 341 million 10-year extension with shortstop Francisco Lindor late Wednesday night, just hours before Lindor’s self-imposed opening day deadline expired on the contract is the third richest in league history and only eighth with a value of more than $ 300 million. It is the second time this spring that the San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr (14 year, $ 340 million) contract signed

Lindor, who has hit 277/343/502 (122 OPS) in the last three seasons with 78 home runs, 53 stolen bases and 139 wins over replacements (the tenth most among the majors) should be invited as part of one this winter Shortstop class coming into free hands instead, he will take the position as the long-term cornerstone of this new era of Mets baseball, even before he has a chance to take his first official stroke as a member of the club

This is due to humanity’s worst angels and the unnecessarily competitive dynamics of modern society However, a mandatory answer to any major news event is to wonder who made a winner and who lost a loser. Fortunately, here at CBS Sports we have thought long and hard about this question since the Lindor News came out We have given our list of three winners and three losers below, along with the mandatory explanation for each of these questions

Everyone has to have a code in this cold, crazy world. Part of us is that a player is a winner if they sign one of the richest deals in the history of the sport

Lindor, of course, deserves the honor of combining his excellent play on the field with his lovable personality, and you have an extremely appealing candidate to face the franchise he deserves to be with a club that values ​​him as such and paid Based on the headline, it seems that the Mets are that club

Cleveland’s property obsessed with imposing ridiculous financial constraints on its front office So much is known across the league, and so much has prevented the franchise from getting the most out of Lindor’s final season in town, and it certainly has to trade too in which the Fightin ‘Franconas ship Lindor and Carlos Carrasco was sent to New York for four players: the infielder Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, the right-handed pitching expert Josh Wolf and the outfield expert Isaiah Greene

That return seemed insignificant, even if Lindor still had a year on his contract. Now? Well, it doesn’t better reflect Cleveland’s possession that Lindor was clearly ready and willing to forego a vacant agency for a number he deemed appropriate

You may be able to forgive Cleveland’s possession for not accurately contracting Lindor What you cannot forgive the possession is not making serious efforts to extend it earlier in its career, or failing to make an effort to Surrounding him with more talent in recent years Instead, the past few seasons for Cleveland have been one of losses – in terms of veterans, name recognition, and potential

In 2016, it was easy to imagine that Lindor and his company would one day return to the World Series that Cleveland’s competitiveness was at its peak is a shame and a direct indictment of the owners’ unwillingness to stand up for the good of the franchise sacrifice

Obviously the Mets are winners; They can keep one of the best players in the game in town for the long run, and reiterate that the franchise is now under leadership, ready to look for and shell out elite talent (equally important)

And let’s face it, Steve Cohen would have looked terribly silly if this deal hadn’t come through with the sport’s richest owner, who tweets about failed negotiations with his star shortstop like he couldn’t just about an unimportant one in a decade Get over the amount of money? This had to be done for Cohen and the entire franchise

While Mets fans may feel tormented for the past few days, rocky trails can lead to beautiful places – the Lindor extension is proof of that

On the one hand, the Mets are no longer a possible landing site for upcoming free agent shortstops such as Trevor Story, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa and Javier Baez.On the other hand, Lindor is no longer an option for the 29 non-Mets teams, which makes them a certain negotiating lever is withdrawn, and his massive contract makes him an attractive data point for comparable service providers

As good as Lindor is, Story or Baez’s agents could point out that their clients have actually amassed more profits on replacements since the start of the 2018 season than Lindor will, which will lead either of them to more than 341 million Dollar gets? Certainly not; Nonetheless, based on what we know about how the brain works, the ability to anchoring $ 341 million should prove beneficial to these players’ upcoming contracts

Lindor wasn’t the only Mets player approaching a date with the free agency, so were outfielder Michael Conforto and Startkrug Noah Syndergaard, and unlike Lindor, they stay on schedule to hit the open market The Mets have reportedly reached out to everyone about an extension, but it doesn’t appear that either will sign one, at least not before opening day

Conforto and Syndergaard could be attractive free agents for other teams this winter. Over the past four seasons, Conforto has made 97 home runs while posting a slash of 265/369/495 (134 OPS) Syndergaard is recovering from surgery at Tommy John, so his exact stock stays up in the air, however, has shown that he has been able to be a frontline pitcher in the past and a return to his pre-2019 form would be timely

It remains to be seen whether the Mets can return, either in the season or after, and lock up Conforto and / or Syndergaard for new deals (Lord knows Cohen has the financial power to do this) For now we refer to them as “Losers”, but only on the grounds that they would have had higher priorities if they had been paid now without Lindor

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World News – USA – Francisco Lindor signs extension with Mets: winners and losers of Shortstop’s $ 341 million deal