Francisco Lindor signing a 10-year contract extension worth a reported $341 million with the New York Mets was music to Javier Baez's ears.
"It helps a lot of players, helps a lot of shortstops for free agency this year," Baez said, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago.
The Chicago Cubs infielder is set to reach free agency at the end of the 2021 season, but he's not the only shortstop hitting the open market. Trevor Story, Carlos Correa, and Corey Seager are free agents this winter and poised for major paydays.
As beneficial as Lindor's contract might be for his fellow shortstops, Baez doesn't expect anyone to get the same deal.