When the New York Mets went out and acquired Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians this offseason, fans all over Queens erupted in celebration. Finally, a generational talent was making his way to the club.
Well, from the looks of it, the honeymoon is already over. That's because New York is hoping to keep Lindor in town for the long haul, but the two sides aren't close on an extension just yet. Things got even more complicated with Lindor turning down NY's latest offer.
Per multiple reports, New York put a 10-year, $325 million offer on the table. Lindor said thanks, but no thanks, as the superstar infielder is hoping for a 12-year contract worth $385 million. In essence, Lindor wants two more seasons on his deal and an additional $60 million.
Will the Mets give him what he wants? With Opening Day right around the corner, no one wants contract drama to linger into the regular season. We'll see if New York can make Lindor happy.