It is a new age for baseball in New York, one in which the Mets are going to look to be relevant, and that was shown on Thursday as it was announced that they have traded for Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor. Under new ownership, the Mets are trying to do something in the NL East and to become a consistent power, and they have brought in a piece that they can build around in the form of the shortstop.
Lindor, who was all but heading out of Cleveland at the end of this current year due to simply not being likely to get the kind of salary he would wanted, also moved along with pitcher Carlos Carrasso in exchange for several players from the Mets. It was a move that had to be made by them if they wanted to get anything for Lindor, so you can’t really blame them here at all. Lindor has won two Golden Gloves so far, but he’s also hit .285 over his career and has hit 29 home runs, on average, per season. It’s hard to turn away a player like that, and the Mets truly have a good start on their future aspirations.