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The New York Mets have been searching for years for a superstar position player. They now have one in Francisco Lindor, and the big question on everyone’s mind: Will he sign a long-term deal with the Mets?
Lindor, eligible for free agency after the 2021 season, said during a video call Monday that he’s certainly open to discussing a deal.
“To all of those fans out there, I live life day by day. I’m extremely happy and excited about what’s happening right now, but I haven’t really sat down and talked to anybody,” he said. “Yeah, I had the welcoming conversations and I can’t wait. I’ve never been against an extension. I’ve never been against signing long-term. I’m sure my agent along with the Mets group, they’ll have conversations.”
Lindor, 27, has already talked with owner Steve Cohen, team president Sandy Alderson and general manager Jared Porter. If the two sides do work out an extension, it will likely have to come before Opening Day.
“I have never negotiated a contract during a season,” he said. “Never. I’ve always said before spring training, but once it gets to a point in spring training,