CLEVLAND – The Cleveland Indians traded four-time All-Star shortstops Francisco Linder and Colossus Carlos Carasco to the New York Mets on Thursday.
Cleveland infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Green.
Hedge fund owner Steven Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families in November and promised to increase spending.
Welcome to New York!
We have acquired Francisco Linder and Carlos Carasco. #LGMhttps: //t.co/Bc0fICHUKn
– The New York Mets (Mets) January 7, 2021
2-year-old Linder is one of the best all-around baseball players, capable of winning games with his bat, glove or legs. He has a career. The 265-hitter and his six major league seasons averaged 29 homers, 86 RBIs and 21 steers – all in Cleveland.
He was also the face of the Indian suffrage, enjoying the contagious smile and the game, which made him one of the most popular athletes in Cleveland.
Carasco is one of the best comeback stories in the Games, becoming one of AL’s steady starters in overcoming leukemia. The 33-year-old has a career record of 3.73 ERA.
Once the Indians epidemic shortened the 2020 season when New York lost to the Yankees in a round of wild cards, Linder would not be traded and it was not.
Cleveland had very few options. Linder turned down many long-term contract offers from cash-strapped Indians, betting on himself and knowing that he could make more money from any big-market team when he became a free agent.
He is only under contract until the 2021 season, so the Mets will have to work hard to lock him down in the long run.
The Indians reported that Linder was available for the right price. And while it has never been easier to trade the talents of a generation with perhaps his best years before, Cleveland’s financial situation has not made it possible for him to sustain.
Cohen hopes to turn a franchise that has not won a world series since 1986.
Cohen appointed General Manager Brody Van Wagenen and brought former GM Sandy Alderson back as party president and appointed Jared Porter from Arizona as GM under Alderson.
The Mets have offered Marcus Strowman a 16.9 million qualification due to cost overruns, with right-hander Trevor Mack signing a ১৫ 15.5 million, two-year contract and catcher James McCann a .. 40.6 million, four-year contract. New York has also signed injured right-hander Noah Cindergard to a one-year contract worth 9. 9.7 million.