Javier Baez joined the New York Mets at the trade deadline and despite getting off to a sluggish start, the infielder has started to prove his worth both at the plate and defensively.

However, he is one of many high-profile names who will hit Free Agency this winter and there have already been discussions as to how the Mets can sign Baez to an extension despite his hefty price tag. Well, it appears his good friend and infield partner Francisco Lindor is playing a key part in swaying New York to keep Baez around. Via Fansided’s Robert Murray:

“Lindor, his closest friend and $341 million teammate, is pushing the Mets to re-sign Baez. He has the ear of owner Steve Cohen and might have enough sway to get Cohen to keep Báez in New York long-term, no matter the cost.”

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