After weeks of negotiation, ‘final offers,’ and lots of agita for the fanbase, the Mets and Francisco Lindor agreed to a ten-year, $341 million extension. The news was first reported by Jon Heyman. The deal starts in 2022, which makes for 11 years with the Mets at a total of $362 million.
Lindor, who had set an Opening Day deadline for any contract negotiations, came over to the Mets along with Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland in January. The presumption was always that the extension would eventually happen but, in classic Mets fashion, it didn’t happen easily.
It’s an historic moment for the Mets, as Lindor’s deal is by far the biggest one the team has ever signed. For all the stress that the updates had put us through as Mets fans over the past few days, take a deep breath, Mets fans. We get to watch Francisco Lindor play for our favorite team for a very, very long time, and for that, we are very fortunate. Let’s Go Mets.