The Cleveland Baseball Club will be looking their dynamic shortstop and want the New York Mets to be involved.
Could Francisco Lindor end up in Queens? That is a possibility as the Cleveland Baseball Club wants the New York Mets to be involved in trade talks per Jon Morosi.
For some the Mets are a bit of surprise, but the fact of the matter is that they should not be. The team was recently purchased by Steve Cohen who just so happens to be the richest owner in baseball. Typically new owners like to make a splash of some type and there is not many moves that would be bigger than trading for Francisco Lindor. It is possible that Cohen and the Mets can be acquire and extend a premier talent. This certainly qualifies as a big splash type move.
Looking at the Mets roster they have players that they could move to make a trade work. Jeff McNeil, JD Davis, Brandon Nimmo, Amed Rosario, and Dom Smith do come to mind. That is before mentioning some younger options in Andres Gimenez and a prospect like Ronny Mauricio. Both were included in a recent trade suggestion from the SNY Twitter account.
If the Mets were to package some of the above mentioned players along with prospects for Francisco Lindor it would be a trade that works out for both sides. Cleveland would be able to get some MLB quality talent and prospects while New York clears some of the logjam that exists on their current roster.
When evaluating the situation from afar the two teams seem like the perfect trade partners. The only question is whether or not the two sides can agree to a deal. Steve Cohen did not get to where he is today by making bad deals and the Cleveland Baseball Club has a good track record in trades similar to this. A deal sending Francisco Lindor to Queens seems almost destined to happen. This will not be the last time the Mets are mentioned as a possible suitor for the soon to be 27-year old shortstop.