The New York Mets arguably have landed the biggest splash of the offseason thus far with the acquisition of star shortstop Francisco Lindor. The elation from Mets fans surrounding our new prized shortstop is something we haven’t seen around this organization in years which makes the upcoming 2021 campaign all the more exciting.
The leadership qualities that Lindor brings both on the field and off the field in the clubhouse are highly regarded among his peers, which further solidifies that his play on the field is not the only attribute that will have the organization reaping the rewards of Lindor’s addition. The Mets have not had a dynamic player at the shortstop position since Jose Reyes was manning the position. Lindor brings the energy and swagger that Reyes brought during his time with the Mets but also can command a clubhouse of men similar to former Mets’ great David Wright.
What can the New York Mets expect from their new prized shortstop in 2021?
Now the real question becomes what are some realistic expectations to expect of Lindor this upcoming season? It’s certainly fair to expect greatness from Lindor after he inked a one-year $22.3 million contract, which is rightfully deserved as he is considered one of the top ten talents in the entire game of baseball. It’s also reasonable to expect Lindor to thrive under the pressure that has been placed on his shoulders as that is something he became accustomed to doing during his days in Cleveland.
The Mets have acquired a player who embraces the spotlight and there may not be a better fit for the bright lights in New York City than Lindor. With that being said let’s now take a look at three predictions for Lindor’s upcoming inaugural season in Queens.