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Call to the Pen Feb 24, 2021

New York Mets: The time to extend Francisco Lindor was yesterday

The New York Mets owned the MLB’s offseason headlines with their blockbuster deal to land Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians. Lindor and the rest of the position players reported to spring training camp Monday and the start of the 2021 campaign is looming. The buzz of this addition still dominates the headlines, but it’s […] New York Mets: The time to extend Francisco Lindor was yesterday - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Feb 23, 2021
Mets Morning News for February 23, 2021

Mets Morning News for February 23, 2021

Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Tim Britton discussed the magic that is watching Francisco Lindor. Lindor unveiled his new signature New Balance sneaker, the Lindor 1. Ken Rosenthal examined the logic of the Fernando Tatis Jr. extension and whether Lindor might be next. The Mets shared a video of Lindor taking some spring swings. Mets social was very excited that Lindor arrived at camp. Hopefully that excitement translates to a long-term contract extension. If you’re...
New York Post Feb 22, 2021

Francisco Lindor makes Mets statement with crazy blue hairdo

Francisco Lindor’s hair, dyed blue, was a topic of conversation following his first workout with teammates. Why blue? Lindor said it’s because he likes the way it fades to gray. But it also doesn’t hurt that blue is a primary team color. “You can see that I am all blued out,” he said. “Everything is...
New York Post Feb 22, 2021
Francisco Lindor concerned analytics are ‘taking over’ baseball

Francisco Lindor concerned analytics are ‘taking over’ baseball

PORT ST. LUCIE — Francisco Lindor may be a (smiling) face of baseball, but he is not a fan of the direction in which the game is heading. The Mets’ new shortstop, who was elected to the executive subcommittee of the MLB Players Association over the offseason, voiced his concerns on Monday that analytics were...
New York Post Feb 22, 2021
Francisco Lindor contract extension looms large at Mets spring training

Francisco Lindor contract extension looms large at Mets spring training

PORT ST. LUCIE — Francisco Lindor, carrying his green shortstop’s glove, eventually deduced on which field he belonged for workouts Monday at the Mets spring training complex. “It’s clear I don’t have that locked down, so I have got to figure it out,” Lindor said after the team’s first full-squad workout. Also not locked down:...
New York Daily News Feb 22, 2021
Jeff McNeil, Mets infielders ‘learning a lot’ from Francisco Lindor

Jeff McNeil, Mets infielders ‘learning a lot’ from Francisco Lindor

The Mets’ new double-play duo got to work Monday.
NorthJersey.com Feb 22, 2021
NY Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor takes batting practice

NY Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor takes batting practice

Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor took batting practice during Monday's full-squad workout in Port St. Lucie, Florida.       
New York Daily News Feb 22, 2021
Francisco Lindor is having fun with the buzz around his contract extension talks

Francisco Lindor is having fun with the buzz around his contract extension talks

Lindor had absolutely no problem discussing the possibilities with his contract.
Amazin Avenue Feb 22, 2021
Mets Morning News for February 22, 2021

Mets Morning News for February 22, 2021

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Francisco Lindor arrived at Mets camp yesterday and everyone is in agreement that it’s pretty damn cool. Seriously, look at how cool this dude is. The other massive acquisition of the offseason made his presence felt at Port St. Lucie as Steve Cohen kicked off his first season as the Mets’ owner. While there isn’t a direct answer, quotes from Zack Scott hint that the Mets and Francisco Lindor are Looking Very Strongly at an extension....
Rising Apple Feb 21, 2021

Mets bench shaping up well with depth, defense, anything else thrown at them

The starting nine for the New York Mets in 2021 will include two major differences. Francisco Lindor will play a whole lot of games as the shortstop and James McCann will suit up behind the plate for the majority of the year. Outside of those two, the bulk of the games will include returning players. […] Mets bench shaping up well with depth, defense, anything else thrown at them - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Feb 19, 2021
Mets Morning News for February 19th, 2021

Mets Morning News for February 19th, 2021

Photo by G Fiume/ Jacob deGrom placed highest at number 3 Mets Morning News MLB Network finalized their Top 100 Right Now, which ranks MLB’s top 100 players, right now. Brandon Nimmo (89), Dominic Smith (67), Pete Alonso (66), Jeff McNeil (35), Michael Conforto (34), Francisco Lindor (15), and Jacob deGrom (3) were the seven Mets that made the list. The Mets ace finished as the top pitcher on the list and landed behind only Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in the overall ranking. The Mets have signed starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to a two-year deal worth $20 million,...
Rising Apple Feb 19, 2021

New York Mets: Three Carlos Carrasco predictions for 2021

On January 7, 2021, the New York Mets pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster trades in franchise history when they acquired Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Amed Rosario, Andrés Giménez, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene. Lindor was the clear centerpiece in this deal, and rightfully so, given […] New York Mets: Three Carlos Carrasco predictions for 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Feb 18, 2021

New York Mets: The biggest threats in the National League

The New York Mets have a real shot at representing the National League in the World Series this year. They return some of the best players in their respective positions, such as Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil, among others. Now, with the additions of Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, James McCann, among others, the Mets […] New York Mets: The biggest threats in the National League - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Rising Apple Feb 18, 2021

Mets: Fernando Tatis Jr. contract raises the price, urgency on a Francisco Lindor extension

The San Diego Padres are spending the way we thought Steve Cohen would with the New York Mets this winter. On Wednesday, they reportedly agreed to a 14-year deal worth $340 million with their star shortstop. As many have noted, Tatis has yet to even play a full 162-game season. A big gamble with massive […] Mets: Fernando Tatis Jr. contract raises the price, urgency on a Francisco Lindor extension - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Feb 17, 2021
Mets Morning News for February 17, 2021

Mets Morning News for February 17, 2021

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets As the offseason comes to a close, the Mets are circling back to looking at free agent pitchers. New catcher James McCann is excited to get to work with Jacob deGrom, and may even be annoying him with all the questions he is asking him. Bobby Valentine believes Pete Alonso is poised for a big bounce back this season after struggling for much of 2020. Ken Davidoff does not think the Mets should dive head first into an extension with Francisco Lindor....

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