Indians fans, it may be time to get ready to start preparing a long goodbye for Francisco Lindor. Unbelievable.
With players like Mike Trout
However, according to Cleveland's owner Paul Dolan, it doesn't seem like the franchise is set to give out a huge contract to any player, meaning Lindor
Paul Dolan: "Probably the day we [hand out a $300 million contract] is when somebody else is doing $1 billion deals."— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) March 25, 2019
Me: What would you say to fans worried about Lindor's future?
Dolan: “Enjoy him.”
That and more from my sit-down w/ the Indians' owner:https://t.co/GMXiDXTj0l
When asked what fans nervous about Lindor's next step should do, all Dolan could muster was, "Enjoy him"? And you want to sell more tickets?
Lindor has been absolutely brilliant with Cleveland
However, it seems Lindor's star has burned too bright for the Indians to maintain their singular leader. There's no doubting it--letting him walk would single-handedly close their contention window, no matter what other upgrades took place.
The mega deal for Mike Trout has us wondering about Francisco Lindor. https://t.co/dMntAyAt4N— ohiodotcom (@ohiodotcom) March 20, 2019
While Lindor's contract with Cleveland runs through 2021, three years is still not enough, especially when it comes to a player as gifted as this one.
To have such a great player and to lose them because of predisposed financial limits is heartbreaking, but unless the Indians change their overall stance as a franchise, look for the free agency chase for Lindor to become one of the biggest ever, a grand pursuit for a player deserving of a huge contract.