Francisco Lindor RUMORS & NEWS

  • Francisco Lindor has suspicion about Yankees whistles

    Larry Brown Sports "Francisco Lindor feels like there was some funny whistling business going on during his New York Mets’ series against the Yankees this weekend. Lindor crushed three home runs and drove in five runs in his Mets’ 7-6 win against the Yankees on Sunday night. He set off sparks..." September 13

  • The 25 players who will determine the MLB pennant races

    Yardbarker "With just a few weeks left to go in the regular season, baseball's pennant races will be a daily story the rest of the month. Some divisions--namely the Central in both leagues--are essentially wrapped up already, but there are still plenty of things left to be decided. Two division races..." September 06

  • Mets fans gestured 'thumbs down' and booed throughout Francisco Lindor's pregame apology

    For The Win "In a matter of weeks the New York Mets have dropped out of first place and virtually fallen out of playoff contention. It’s been a brutal stretch for the team, and they’ve managed to make matters worse even after a win. Mets players Javy Baez, Francisco Lindor..." August 31

  • Francisco Lindor – not Javy Baez – is the real Mets issue

    New York Post "The Mets don’t have a Javy Baez issue. They have a Francisco Lindor issue. Baez is an accidental tourist. He will be a Mets footnote. A guy who will really learn what boos sound like at Citi Field when he shows up in his next team’s uniform. August 31

  • Why Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez are the Mets’ last playoff chance

    Sportsnaut "A season that once looked poised to see the New York Mets play meaningful baseball in October has been all but eviscerated. Losers of 19 of their last 28 games, the Mets have fallen to 61-63, which is good for third place in the National League East and has them seven games behind the..." August 23

  • Francisco Lindor responds to Steve Cohen's comments: 'I haven't done what I'm here to do'

    The Score "New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor agrees with owner Steve Cohen's recent comments about the team's poor performance and made sure to take some accountability for his own struggles at the plate this season. "We've been getting that message the..." August 21

  • Francisco Lindor preaches patience with Mets slumping: 'Welcome to August'

    New York Post "Francisco Lindor regrets he can’t be on the field with his Mets teammates to help them weather this latest storm. The shortstop, who is rehabbing from a right oblique strain, had watched his team fall to 9-13 since his injury and into second place in the NL East, a half-game..." August 08

  • Cubs’ Javier Baez wants to play with Mets’ Francisco Lindor

    NJ "Francisco Lindor is already locked in as the Mets’ shortstop of the future. The team ensured that when they signed him to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension earlier this year after acquiring him from the Cleveland Indians. But there’s another..." July 28

  • Javier Baez to Mets could become a reality if Francisco Lindor injury is serious

    Clutch Points "Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez could be on the trade market ahead of July 31st. While Kris Bryant seems to be the main name who could be on his way out of Wrigley, Baez to the Mets rumors are heating up after Francisco Lindor’s injury on Friday night. Lindor left..." July 17

  • Mets' Francisco Lindor: 'Getting booed sucks'

    New York Daily News "Francisco Lindor is lost. He’s lost at the plate, where he’s frustrated with the lack of results and the .185 batting average glaring at him through his first 40-plus games with the Mets. He’s lost while he tries to understand why any type of offensive boom continues..." May 30

  • Mets GM Refutes Francisco Lindor's Rat Tale: 'Just Be Upfront About It'

    SI "Rodent detectives of Queens, you may now stand down: the search for the Mets's rally rat (or raccoon, depending on your source) can officially end. That's because there was no animal to begin with at the center of Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil's dugout..." May 09

  • Francisco Lindor interrupts Jeff McNeil's presser with hug after dispute

    The Score "Whatever drama happened between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil appears to be a thing of the past. After the pair teamed up to produce all four runs in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Lindor interrupted McNeil's press conference to hug..." May 09

  • Mets GM dismisses Francisco Lindor-Jeff McNeil 'rat or raccoon' explanation as 'not ideal'

    CBS Sports "Those who argue that the future is not already predetermined must now contend with this: The New York Mets are enmeshed in an evolving controversy involving star shortstop Francisco Lindor, an animal that may be a rat or a raccoon, and a rumor of..." May 08

  • Mets' Francisco Lindor: Argument with Jeff McNeil about rat/raccoon in tunnel

    The Athletic "New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a unique story following a 5-4 extra-innings win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, one which attributed a commotion in the dugout tunnel to a rat and raccoon. Lindor and second baseman Jeff McNeil misplayed a popup in the top of..." May 08

  • Should Francisco Lindor's Struggles Be Giving the Mets Buyer's Remorse?

    The Big Lead "When the New York Mets traded for Francisco Lindor this offseason they thought they were getting a franchise cornerstone for the next decade. That was emphasized by the 10-year, $341 million contract they handed the shortstop on the eve of the 2021 season. But a month into his time..." May 07

  • What to make of Francisco Lindor's down first month with the Mets

    ESPN "New Yorkers can be a tough crowd. They demand victories and expect excellence. Even Derek Jeter did not always escape the wrath of Yankees fans. Late in April 2004, in the midst of an 11-2 loss to the Red Sox, Jeter flailed weakly at a two-strike pitch from Derek Lowe to see his..." May 02

  • Francisco Lindor keeps getting booed no matter where he plays

    Larry Brown Sports "Francisco Lindor keeps getting booed almost regardless of where he is playing. On Friday night, Lindor was booed before the New York Mets’ game in Philadelphia. The game marked the start of the second series the Mets have played in Philly since Lindor was acquired by..." May 01

  • Francisco Lindor: Mets fans booed ‘because they expect results,’ and I do too

    The Score "Francisco Lindor's tenure with the New York Mets hasn't exactly gotten off to a blazing start at the plate, and fans let him hear it on Tuesday with boos during a 1-for-4 performance. "It's interesting and it's funny and it sucks," Lindor said..." April 28

  • Francisco Lindor can’t escape boos from fed-up Mets fans

    New York Post "The fans, mostly, have seemed to buy in to what Luis Rojas has said time after time after time this year about most of his struggling hitters. “One at-bat away,” the Mets manager has said repeatedly about Michael Conforto/Jeff McNeil/Francisco Lindor/Dom Smith/Pete Alonso...." April 28

  • New York Mets Fans Are Seriously Already Booing Francisco Lindor

    The Big Lead "The New York Mets signed Francisco Lindor to a 10-year, $341 million contract with the intention of him serving as a cornerstone for championship-caliber teams in the near- and long-term future. When queried as to what type of player he'll be at age 38, the effervescent shortstop radiated..." April 24

  • Francisco Lindor recruiting Michael Conforto to sign long-term deal with Mets?

    Yardbarker "For a piece published on the official MLB website on March 1, Anthony DiComo noted how four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor had already become a leader in the New York Mets' clubhouse less than two months after he joined the Amazins via a trade from the Cleveland..." April 13

  • Mets' Francisco Lindor Signs Endorsement Contract as Face of Oakley Baseball Program

    Bleacher Report "Francisco Lindor will debut more than just his skills on the New York diamond Thursday. Oakley announced the New York Mets shortstop is the face of its baseball program the same day as the Mets' home opener against the Miami Marlins and Lindor's first home game in front of the..." April 08

  • 10 MLB players we'd like to see in Home Run Derby

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB All-Star Game was recently moved out of Atlantafollowing the passing of a controversial Georgia law that critics say restricts voting access in the state. Instead, the annual Midsummer Classic will be played at Coors Field, which is home to the Colorado..." April 07

  • Steven Cohen’s bond with Francisco Lindor helped lead to deal

    Smirfitts Speech "New Mets owner Steven Cohen bonded with Francisco Lindor, which along with $341 million led to a team-record 10-year contract that starts in 2022. “I’ve had a few dinners with Francisco, and he’s a special guy,” Cohen said during a news conference Monday to..." April 06

  • Cubs' Javier Baez: Francisco Lindor's contract 'helps a lot of shortstops' in FA

    The Score "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..." April 05

  • Francisco Lindor: 'I'll be a bad mothereffer' when I'm playing at 38

    The Score "New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is confident he will still be making an impact at the end of his new 10-year extension. "I'll be a bad mothereffer," Lindor said Thursday when asked what kind of player he'll be at age 38, according..." April 01

  • Steve Cohen wasn’t about to let Francisco Lindor get a way

    New York Post "Francisco Lindor wanted more than Fernando Tatis Jr. Steve Cohen wanted Francisco Lindor long term. And the new Mets owner was not going to let $16 million spread over 10 years — or longer, considering there are deferrals in this deal through 2041 — keep him from what he..." April 01

  • Mets, Francisco Lindor Agree to 10-Year, $341 Million Extension

    SI "Francisco Lindor and the Mets have agreed to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension, according to's Anthony DiComo. The news comes hours after reports surfaced that the two sides were at an impasse regarding contract negotiations. The Mets had originally..." April 01

  • Extension talks between Mets, Francisco Lindor stalled

    New York Daily News "Francisco Lindor and the Mets entered Wednesday morning — the deadline to strike a deal — in a continued stalemate over the team’s offer for a contract extension, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. No discussions are expected from either side, per..." March 31

  • Mets' Pete Alonso on Francisco Lindor: 'I hope they pay him $400 million'

    Yardbarker "New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and shortstop Francisco Lindor have only been teammates for about two-and-a-half months since Lindor joined the Mets from the Cleveland Indians via a blockbuster January trade. With Lindor set to hit free agency after the upcoming season and..." March 30

  • Steve Cohen on Francisco Lindor Mets Contract Talks: 'I Hope He Decides to Sign'

    Bleacher Report "New York Mets owner Steve Cohen put the ball in the hands of Francisco Lindor regarding a possible extension on Tuesday. The Mets offered Lindor a 10-year deal worth $325 million, according to Andy Martino of SNY, who reported the two sides were not close to..." March 30

  • Mets, Francisco Lindor are in $385 million contract standoff

    New York Post "With the clock ticking toward Francisco Lindor’s self-imposed deadline, the Mets stood a vast distance from securing the long-term services of their recently acquired shortstop. New owner Steve Cohen couldn’t hide his uncertainty in two different forums. An industry source..." March 30

  • Mets owner, Francisco Lindor met over dinner to discuss extension

    The Score "New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor and team owner Steve Cohen sat down for dinner Saturday night to discuss a possible contract extension, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. The Mets have shown a desire to offer Lindor a pact worth $300-million plus, according..." March 28

  • Francisco Lindor, Mets still not close on long-term contract?

    Yardbarker "With less than a week to go before four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will stop discussing a long-term contract with the New York Mets, per his own words, it appears the two parties are no closer to putting pen to paper on an agreement than they were a week..." March 26