The star of the deal, Francisco Lindor has fallen far short of expectations for the New York Mets so far this season. Since inking his big contract, Lindor has struggled both at the plate and in the field. Over the course of his career in Cleveland it was rare to see him struggle at one and almost non-existent for him to do so in both aspects of the game.
In the field, Lindor has already committed two errors this season after having just one over the duration of the entire 2020 season. His fielding percentage is still .981, which is just below his career mark of .982, but that’s still a bit lower than what you would expect from a player that’s considered one of the best shortstops in the game.
At the plate, he hasn’t been any better. Through the first 30 games of the season, Lindor is slashing just .202/.321/.275 with only two doubles and two home runs. For comparison, his career numbers in Cleveland were .283/.345/.480 while he averaged about seven doubles and five home runs over a 30 game stretch.
Now the sample size is still small in New York, but with such low numbers and only two multiple-hit games, Lindor is setting the bar rather low for the Tribe to be considered the winners of the deal up to this point.