Mets Trade for Francisco Lindor

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Francisco Lindor Blockbuster Trade

The New York Mets are one of a number of teams linked to a potential Francisco Lindor trade. Now they’re within hours of finalizing the long-awaited deal.  

Details About the Trade

The Mets will trade shortstop Amed Rosario, infielder Andres Gimenez and top ten prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene to the Cleveland Indians for Lindor and starter Carlos Carrasco. The specifics of the trade were first reported by MLB.com Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo. Lindor brings two Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards and a .285/.346/.488/.833 career slash line. The native of Puerto Rico had three consecutive seasons (2017-19) where he hammered 30+ HR and 40+ doubles. 

Carlos Carrasco owns a 88-73 career record with a 3.77 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in eleven seasons. The Venezuelan’s inclusion in the deal indicates a clean bill of health after battling chronic myeloid leukemia during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. 

More on the Return for the Indians

The Mets part of the trade provides the Indians with a combined twenty controllable years of service from the four players they receive. Rosario has been a disappointment with only a .268/.302/.403/.705 slash line. The 25-year old will be eligible for free agency after the 2023 season. Gimenez lit up the Mets infield, particularly on the defensive sie, in a rookie year that saw him bat .263 and steal eight bases in nine attempts. Rosario and Gimenez should be the Indians’ keystone combination for the next few seasons. 

Furthermore, Josh Wolf was the Mets’ second round pick in the 2019 June Draft. The 20-year old made five starts for the GCL Mets in 2019 and spent last season in informal workouts. Isaiah Greene was the Mets’ second round pick in 2020. The outfielder did not play any regular season games due to the minor league season cancellation. Wolf and Greene are ranked ninth and tenth in the Mets farm system by MLB.com.

 

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