Francisco Lindor is now in his third year with the New York Mets. It was just two months after being acquired by the Mets in January 2021 when Lindor signed a huge 10-year contract worth $341 million, making him a Met through 2031.
His first year with the Mets was a bad one, to say the least. He hit .231 and had a .734 OPS, both the lowest for a single season in his eight-year career. The Mets finished with a 77-85 record in 2021, and there was some concern about how Lindor would bounce back.
Luckily, his second year with the Mets was a great one. Lindor batted .270, hit 26 home runs, drove in a career-high 107 runs, had a .788 OPS, and a 5.4 WAR. Lindor played 161 games for the Mets in 2022 and had an integral part in the team’s 101-win regular season and first postseason appearance since 2016.
But now, going into year three in Queens, Lindor has expectations much greater than just going to the playoffs.
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Francisco Lindor states, “it’s time” for the Mets to win the World Series:
In a recent interview with Haute Living, Lindor shared his thoughts on the 2023 Mets.
“Once I became a New York Met, I knew we were going to do very special things together. … What we’re going to do is win. We’re going to find a way. There’s nothing else, there’s no more trying to get to know each other. It’s time. It’s time to win the World Series and to be the best shortstop I can be.”https://hauteliving.com/2023/03/francisco-lindor-haute-living-cover-story/725055/
In the interview, Lindor also made known that he is “super proud” to be a Met and how he would never wear team hats but now is wearing a Mets hat “all the time.”
The Mets have a chance at a World Series this year, and Lindor is a big reason why. For the Mets to reach their ultimate goal in 2023, they will need yet another big year from Lindor.