Washington – “I tried hard and lost miserably. Lesson is, never try.”
Mets was trying to sign Francisco Lindor, their newly acquired All-Star Shortstop, to massive extent. With the self-imposed opening day deadline approaching, the two sides failed miserably to find common ground.
If the player and team had decided to return on January 7, when Lindor was dead via a deal with the Indians, to schedule all long-term financial decisions until the end of the 2021 championship season – to take a year to get to know each other – then they could launch their title search in relative peace a night. Thursdays at Nationals Park. Instead, try to get something done He publicly disclosed a wide gap in the assessments (Lindor wants $ 385 million over 12 years and Mets wants to pay him $ 325 million over 10 years.) He heightened tensions on both sides and created several parties with nothing to lose. As longtime SNY broadcaster Ron Darling Put it on Chris Russo of Sirius XM on Wednesday, “… it’s going to be a mess.”
Who has the most to lose if the season starts with Lindor Still a Free Agent and imminent? Let’s arrange them:
1. Francisco East
Credit should go to the man to bet himself. Because by turning down Mets’ offer, and by countering the offer to get out there, Lindor sacrifices a percentage of his new car’s scent.
Will he still receive a massive welcome from the epidemic-regulated Cityfield crowd at the home opening on April 8th? Will the recession lead to booing? Lived by Mike Piazza When did he first become dead? How will he handle that attention while getting promoted from Major League Soccer to the Eastern National League?
Of note, Lindor also has the biggest gains here. Because if he succeeds under such pressure, he will have the right to turn to Steve Cohen in November, and he summons Kevin Costner from “Draft Day” and declares, “We live in a different world than we did seven months ago. $ 385 million won’t make it.”
2. Steve Cohen
If Mets had signed any of JT Realmuto or George Springer – or Trevor Bauer, even though we all know this would have proven a disaster – the rookie team owner could have these Lindor talks through a different perspective. Instead, the richest man in the game is still looking for his first nine-figure investment after spending 10 numbers buying the team.
Let’s face it: Cohen’s first journey featured more pitfalls than anyone had anticipated. From the mess of Jared Porter to Cohen has temporarily removed himself from Twitter Due to alleged online threats to hire Sandy Alderson for Mickey Callaway who comes into question in the hunt for Bauer and Whiff. Not signing Lindor would be another stumbling block before Cohen’s first season begins.
3. Place the fans
These poor people have been emotionally beaten in the wake of Bernie Madoff’s 2008 arrest and the disc that followed, and they just want a team that can play up to the size of their market and stick alone against other jewelry franchises in the industry.
Mets significantly improved their roster under Cohen and Alderson. However, everyone understands the value – not just on the baseball side, but also on the moral side – that comes with a superstar signing a stellar contract. In the short term, at least, it sends a burst of energy through the organization and its fan base. Failure to do so in Lindor’s case would have the opposite effect.
4. Major League Baseball
The association announced, Wednesday, that Lindor is the eighth best-selling shirt. Bear in mind that tracking started last November, however Lindor has been a hiker since only January. This is a bona fide blow.
The whole sport benefits when an accomplished high-energy player lands in a high-profile club. Sure, there would be some disappointment in the offices of Rob Manfred and Tony Clark, though it can’t be expressed, if ultimately Lindor Mets remained a mere fling.