Looks like Francisco Lindor will move soon.
Cleveland was expected to provide tickets to the All-Star, as Lindor was preparing to enter the year of walking in 2021. The Indians have informed teams they plan to trade him before the Opening Day. , The Post confirmed, to avoid paying him 20 million dollars – plus Lindor will be adjudicated.
Both the Mets and the Yankees can participate in potential talks for Lindor, who turns 27 next week.
While the Mets has a lot of depth without Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez and Ronny Mauricio, Lindor is too good not to consider. As The Post’s Joel Sherman wrote this week, Mets can provide Cleveland with any of those fledgling, inexpensive steps to make up for Lindor̵7;s loss.
And with Steve Cohen taking control of the franchise in the coming weeks, Mets should be in a great position to discuss a new contract with Lindor.
As for the Yankees, Gleyber Torres has been unsuccessful after moving full-time to the position in 2020. If they want to move Torres back to the second facility, they can let DJ LeMahieu go as a big man. Freelance or make LeMahieu the first baseman and find deals Luke Voit.
However, it is unclear whether the Yankees want to add Lindor’s contract to the payroll including LeMahieu.
Angels, Phillies and Cardinals may all be interested in Lindor, so Cleveland thinks there are plenty of suitors.
But they’ll get less than a year ago, when it seems like Lindor could be transferred to the agency for two years – and before he has a lackluster season in the rankings, ended up with the worst .750 OPS career in a 60-match schedule.