Another new Met is pumped for Opening Day and just as excited Francisco Lindor landed a huge extension from the team late Wednesday night.
“Can’t sleep… #OpeningDay tomorrow and news of the @Lindor12BC
extension?!?!? #LGM,” catcher James McCann tweeted before the Mets’ opening night game against the Nationals in Washington on Thursday.
The Mets and Lindor, who were in negotiations for weeks, agreed to a 10-year contract extension worth $341 million, according to an industry source. The deal was completed just before the All-Star shortstop imposed Opening Day deadline for negotiations.
As for McCann, he was one of owner Steve Cohen’s first big free-agent signings this offseason, inking a four-year, $40.6 million deal to be the team’s catcher.
“I think one thing for me, personally, was the direction the New York Mets were headed in,’’ MCann said during his introductory press conference. “Everything is trending in the right direction. That made the New York Mets obviously a very attractive landing spot.”