Francisco Lindor signed a massive 10-year contract extension that will put him in his age-37 season when the agreement expires.
When talking about the deal and negotiations with New York Mets management, he vowed to be a “I’ll be a bad mother-effer” by the end of his contract. While tensions appeared to be high, he said there was no mandate about how many years he wanted, according to the New York Post.
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“It helped because we got a sense of where we both were,” Lindor said of initially countering the 10-year, $325 million offer with his own 12-year, $385 million deal. “I never drew a line in the sand. It gave us a sense of where we were to [billionaire owner Steve Cohen] and it gave us a sense of where he was. He’s all about winning and I think we both won with this. Both sides are happy, in a good friendly zone, and I can’t wait to be stuck to his hip for the next 10 years or 11 years.”
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Lindor’s deal is worth $341 million and is the third-richest contract in MLB history.
He has been a budding superstar for a few years with the Cleveland Indians. He hit .285 with 138 home runs and had a .833 OPS in six years with Cleveland. He made the All-Star team four times and was second in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2015.
Last season, he played in 60 games and hit .258 with eight homers.
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The Mets acquired him in the offseason in a big trade.