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Steve Cohen Asks Social Media What He Should Offer Francisco Lindor

High profiled New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is looking for a sizeable extension. Mets fans are chomping at the bit, wondering how much money will be given to the 27-year-old phenom. The turbulance has shaken the baseball world so much that Mets primary owner Steve Cohen took to social media.

On Friday morning, Cohen tweeted “What do you think Lindor will accept? I’m going to crowdsource the answer.”

Answers ranged from around 300 million dollars with Mets fans expressing the desire to lock up the shortstop for life. This would more than double the amount given to David Wright for his eight-year 138 million dollar contract back in 2012. If I were Cohen, I’d be concerned about locking up a player like that. Yes, Lindor is a great ballplayer, but past long-term deals haven’t worked out as well. Albert Pujols is a prime example of this.

Steve Cohen probably has this floating around in his head too. He wasn’t shy about voicing his uncertainty on Twitter, either. One fan asked if he was confident reaching a deal. Cohen responded to them stating, “In this case, no.”

The Mets recently signed an extension for ace pitcher Jacob deGrom two years ago. He accepted a five-year, 138 million dollar deal. The Mets generally have a self-imposed deadline which is opening day to make deals. Apparently, they’ve been negotiating like crazy with Lindor. The shortstop is declining to say anything about the negotiations.

Look to hear from Francisco any day now though most likely a few days before the season begins. Now it lies in the decision of Lindor and his agent.

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