MLBTR Video: Francisco Lindor Halts Contract Talks With Indians By Tim Dierkes | March 10, 2020 at 11:02am CDT Francisco Lindor is done talking about an extension possibility with the Indians this spring. MLBTR’s Jeff Todd breaks down what the future might hold for the star shortstop in today’s video:
Indians are cheap asses.
What talks? He never was going to resign with the Indians. He was just blowing smoke up you know where to the Indians and their fans. Trade him while you can still get max return.
I mean, they did talk. They were just far apart.
HE’s stated to outsides sources he’d like to play for the St. Louis Cardinals. Although the Cardinals would love to have a player of the magnitude of Lindor, as a shortstop, the Cardinals could move DeJong to 3rd base. Thus making a picture perfect Defense with them, plus Wong at 2nd and Goldschmidt at first. However, Nolan Arenaldo
what sources? I following the Indians very closely and have never heard of him specifying any other team
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The one and only thing that I’ve heard about where Lindor would like to play or not play, outside of the fact that he would like to stay in Cleveland, is that he has told reporters that he does NOT want to play in NYC.
He shouldn’t waste the prime of his career in Cleveland anyway. Come to the Yankees and become the legitimate lead off hitter they need to become a dynasty again.
Yeah go to NY, where because it’s the Yankees you’ll promptly turn into the new Ellsbury lol.
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What do they put in the water in NY that makes the people who live there think that star players should only be allowed to play for the Yankees, or at least only play for teams in NY, LA, or Chicago?
There’s another forum that I visit where there is a guy on there who has stated that star players should only be allowed to play in one of the largest cities in America.
What would be the point of even having sports leagues if stars are only allowed to play for a small handful of teams?
And dynasties are bad for sports, by the way! Who the hell wants one team to win every title? Again, what would be the purpose in playing if only one team can win?
Lindor needs to be on the West Coast, where, with his personality, he would own the room. Let’s face it, Mike (“I’d rather watch the Eagles play”) Trout and Mookie (“I’d rather be bowling”) Betts are the guys that belong in the Midwest.
The notion that they’ve “stopped talking” is just silly. Offer him 300/10 and see how fast Frankie can split his attention. That’s what you have agents for.
Can’t blame Lindor; CAN blame the Indians a bit. If the Brewers can afford Yellich, the Indians can afford Lindor. They’d have to be careful how who they surround him with, but that’s why GMs make the big money.
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300/10 won’t get it done. In Cleveland, it’s been reported that he’s told sportswriters he’s looking for something in the $400M range.
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I agree with most of what you said in the last paragraph of your post. But your first paragraph is similar to the post made by mlbnyyfan. Why should Lindor or any other star have to play on the west coast??? The west coast is no better than the rest of America!
It’s good too see a Lebron James play in Cleveland. It’s good to see a Payton Manning play in Indianapolis., a Christian Yelich in Milwaukee, and as much as I hate Pittsburgh, a Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh.
And a Francisco Lindor in Cleveland.
The only reason Brewers afforded Yelich he gave them a HUGE discount
Maybe in ideal world, but he wasn’t a FA and he would have been trying to land a mega contract at age 30, which hasn’t been a great place to be recently.
And they are paying him until 2035. #bobbybonilla
At this point, why would they even want to sign him? He’s made it clear that it’s going to take an obscene amount of money to get it done, and you have two more seasons of him with no commitment. So what’s in it for the Tribe exactly?
The Indians were never serious about trading Lindor. All this was fabricated with the intentions to steal, cheat or rip off another team. It’s simply a rumor started so a complete dummy falls into their laps and offer’s a package they can’t refuse.
Cheat or rip-off? Takes two to deal. The Indians have the pitching to go a long ways this year. If someone would have bitten on the Indians asking price, then they would have made a deal. He’ll be traded. But when is up to how the Indians are sitting at the trade deadline.
Historically, the return on a player like Lindor has been underwhelming; it rarely works out for the team that’s trading the impact player. And over the years, those teams have usually been non- competitive.
That’s not where the Indians are. Ya, Minny got better, ChiSox are coming, blah, blah, blah; the Tribe is very much in the middle of the AL Central (it’s not like those other 2 teams don’t have significant questions).
So why not use the services of Lindor for another 2 years; his motivation will obviously be there, and the guy plays hard to begin with. Appreciate his efforts, give him a gold watch, send him along. Is it easy? No, ask Mike Rizzo (Anthony Rendon). But 2 years of Lindor is probably worth more than any combination of return they’ll get.
Keep him and let him go in 2 years. It has been fun watching him. Maybe, get a ring in the next 2. Proper send off.
Frankie needs to keep one thing in mind: