Does “high greenback” imply Mike Trout cash for Francisco Lindor’s subsequent contract?
MLB Community’s Jon Heyman, stated on the Massive Time Baseball podcast, that Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor desires high greenback, which to the longtime author, means Lindor is looking for the largest payday in baseball historical past–bigger than the extension Mike Trout signed with the Angels.
The Angels’ middle fielder inked a 12-year, $426 million extension that may maintain him in Anaheim by way of is age 38 season.
Lindor won’t be the WAR machine that Trout is, however like many people know–and Heyman identified–the four-time All-Star is without doubt one of the top-five gamers within the huge leagues.
Right here’s what Heyman hearing about Lindor’s next contract (39:42):
“I’ve heard that he’s asking for the very high greenback, as within the toppest, the best, I’m inventing phrases it’s so excessive, which might imply, clearly Mike Trout is the best, proper? His deal, together with the 2 years he already had, was value $426 million, and then you definitely’ve bought Betts with $365 [million]. When you go there, that’s nonetheless an excessive amount of for Cleveland.
“…With out listening to the particular determine, he’s seeking to be paid with the very high gamers within the recreation. If you wish to take that as Mike Trout, or if you happen to don’t depend Mike Trout, it’s with 426 or 365, that’s some huge cash for the Cleveland Indians to pay.”
Heyman added that he doesn’t anticipate Lindor to be traded this season, with the expectation being groups won’t give up a prospect haul for a fantastic participant resembling Lindor as a result of there’s no assure the season will be capable to end.
That, and the Indians spot as contending playoff staff, means Lindor will virtually definitely keep put in his penultimate season with the Tribe.
Presently, the Indians are considered one of 9 big-league groups to achieve the double-digit victory mark within the 60-game common season. With the postseason being prolonged to eight groups in every league–factoring within the Tribe’s stellar rotation–the Tribe has a fantastic shot to be invited to October, and if that occurs, effectively, something can occur.
Lindor has struggled within the early going, batting .221 (.671 OPS) in 73 plate appearances. He’s hit right into a league main 4 double performs.
For followers who’ve puzzled whether or not Lindor shall be bumped again as much as the leadoff place, don’t depend on it. The man who’s changed him on the high of the order, Cesar Hernandez, has been one of many lineups most constant gamers, as he’s batting .305 with a .414 on-base share.
It’s onerous to beat up on Lindor after simply 17 video games, and he’ll probably flip issues round. The No. three spot is usually the place you need your greatest hitter. Followers of the 1990s keep in mind that Ken Griffey Jr. at all times hit third, regardless of being headed towards a 600+ residence run profession.