Francisco Lindor held his introductory press conference as the newest member of the New York Mets on Monday, and the question on everyone's mind was whether or not the superstar rental will ink a long-term deal to stay in Flushing. He's set to hit free agency after the 2021 season, but the Mets certainly didn't make this trade thinking they wouldn't be able to figure something out. Hopefully people embrace me. "I have never been the type of player where it's like, follow me, I'll lead you to the success". "Never. I've always said before spring training, but once it gets to a point in spring training, it's time to enjoy the ride and focus on winning and that's the only thing I should be focusing on, not how much money I'm going to get".
"NEW YORK NEW YORK #godisgood #cantwait", Lindor wrote in the post.
The largest contract the Mets have ever given out was the $138 million extension Wright signed after 2012.
"Mookie fell into a great situation and felt comfortable with the LA Dodgers and he was making a decision that was best for him and his family".
Regarding his contract, Lindor explained that it is short-lived but he hopes his team and the Mets will negotiate and if the numbers work for both he is not closed to a long-term extension.
Aside from the contract, Lindor said he's excited about what the Mets are doing and has already talked to several players on the team, including Marcus Stroman, James McCann, Edwin Diaz and Tomas Nido (a childhood friend in Puerto Rico). I'm sure my agent David [Miller] will do a great job in communicating every single thing I desire. "Hopefully both teams understand, and we'll see what happens".
Lindor had a huge smile on his face as he Met the NY media. "I just want to be a little piece of that puzzle'". No, I've always been a person that together we all are going to achieve what we want. And that's what I bring. "I'm living my dream. I love everybody in the organization", he said, while knowing "if there is something missing, we're going to go get it and we're going to find a way".
Ramirez did not make an appearance with the Blue Sox, who played just two games - on December 17 and 18 - before a coronavirus outbreak in Sydney and subsequent border and travel restrictions prevented the club from competing.