Superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor is in the middle of a nightmare first season in Flushing with the New York Mets.
When the New York Mets went out and traded for Francisco Lindor, fans all over Queens dreamed of him having a stellar first year. The hope was that Lindor would mash homers all over the place and help this team get back to the postseason.
Thus far, Lindor has struggled mightily and folks in Cleveland couldn’t be happier about it. What in the world is going on with the star infielder? The Mets are trying to stay positive about things, but there’s simply no denying Lindor has been a major bust in 2021.
Francisco Lindor’s time with the New York Mets thus far has been abysmal
“He’s always smiling, always happy, giving energy every day,” Mets outfielder Johneshwy Fargas said on his teammate. “He will be all right. He will be all right. He will be all right. He’s a happy person.”
While this quote from Fargas is nice and all, the fact that he had to say Lindor will be ‘all right’ three different times is enough to concern people in New York. This just goes to show how awful he’s been this spring. On the season, Lindor is hitting .189, with only three home runs and nine RBI in 40 games played. That’s not what Steve Cohen signed up for when he made the blockbuster move to land him.
New York is fortunately in first place of the NL East standings with its 21-20 record, but Lindor hasn’t helped much in helping them grab that lead. Lindor needs to turn things around and fast if the Mets have a serious shot at competing for a pennant. He needs to live up to his 10-year, $341 million contract. So far, he simply hasn’t.