NY Mets: 3 accomplishments we want from Francisco Lindor
Lead the Mets to the World Series
Of course, the Mets have just two World Series titles to their name – 1969 and 1986. For a franchise born in 1962, the Mets have seen a World Series appearance in just about every decade too, reaching the Fall Classic in 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, and 2015. For Steve Cohen and the company, the hope is that Lindor can be the top player on the next great Mets team.
Most fans can’t agree on what makes a super contract a success. Is it sustained personal success and accolades won from the player? Is it winning several championships? Is it both? More likely than not, a player receives a large contract. Does one of the two, and a side of fans and pundits feel like they “underachieve” during the duration of the contract.
Carlos Beltran is a prime example. Though the end of the contract wasn’t pretty, the former outfielder was an MVP candidate, won several games in New York, almost made it to a World Series, and even got the Mets back Zack Wheeler in trade. Yet, some people – including the people who gave him the contract – find that deal as a disappointment.
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For Lindor, leading the Mets to their third World Series victory in franchise history would validate the contract and not only give Mets fans a memorable player. Suddenly, the Lindor jersey is cool, the Mets are deemed one of the premier franchises in the league, and we’re having Lindor bobblehead nights and celebrating a World Series team, which is what this is all about.