Arguably the best shortstop in baseball, Francisco Lindor is moving to a new city and the bright lights.
The four-time All-Star has been traded Thursday by the Indians along with pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Met. The Mets have new ownership who is willing to pay big time bucks.
The cash-strapped Indians send Lindor and Carrasco to the Mets for infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene — this move doesn’t exactly help the Indians in ending baseball’s longest World Series title drought, but who’s counting?
For the Mets, scoring Lindor is a home run (pun intended) and another huge move by hedge fund owner Steven Cohen, who bought the team on Nov. 6.
Next on his is signing Lindor to a long-term contract, something the Indians couldn’t do.
Lindor is an absolute weapon by the way.
Here is proof.