Lindor heads to the Big Apple
The New York Mets are under new ownership and could make a big splash by landing Francisco Lindor in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. The only problem is that the Mets don’t have many prospects who are ready to make the jump to the majors or will be in the next couple years. It would take quite the package for the Mets to pull it off, but here’s one.
Brandon Nimmo has just two years of arbitration left, but is projecting to be much cheaper than if they paid Lindor. In some ways, the contract could resemble what the Indians are paying Jose Ramirez. While Nimmo has been a bit underwhelming in New York, there was potential there and the Indians are in need of outfield production. It’s a roll of the dice, but the Mets are a bit scarce for talent to offer.
The second player in the deal is Ronny Mauricio, the No. 1 prospect in the Mets’ organization. He’s still a year or two away from the majors. At just 19, Mauricio produced a very balanced stat line while playing Class-A ball for the Mets. If either he or Tyler Freeman can move over the second, they could produce one of the strongest double play duos in baseball in just a few years.
The third piece of the deal is Isaiah Greene, another 19-year old and the Mets’ second round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Coming out of high school this past summer, Greene is already the No. 10 prospect in the organization, which is more than intriguing for the Cleveland Indians who direly need outfield help.