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Francisco Lindor Getting Booed By Mets Fans

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Francisco Lindor has been with his new team for only 44 games, and New York Mets fans are already upset with him.

Lindor’s addition to the team came as part of a blockbuster trade between the Mets and Cleveland Indians. Lindor was signed to a 10-year, $341 million extension before the 2021 MLB season. The contract locks Lindor in New York through 2032.

So far, Lindor has fallen well short of Mets fans’ expectations, especially after Lindor’s All-Star stretch in Cleveland. Lindor produced 32 home runs and 74 RBIs in 2019, but through 44 games this season, Lindor has a .191 batting average and just four home runs and 11 RBIs.

Mets fans have now begun booing the new shortstop during home games at Citi Field, and Lindor is aware of their frustration.

“I think they’re booing because of the results,” said Lindor in an interview with MLB.com. “I don’t think it’s that they don’t like me. I think it’s because of the results, because when I come down to the dugout and I have a baseball in my hands, they all go crazy. It’s the same person that’s booing me.”

Despite the lack of encouragement, Lindor continues to hone in on making improvements with his batting.

“Hitting is very funny and different because I have tried so bad to imitate myself from 2017 when I started hitting home runs and then imitate myself in 2018,” commented Lindor. “And imitating myself, I get it. But it’s really hard to get that feel back. I can’t personally remember what it felt like in 2017. I can try to imitate myself, but I’m not quite there.”

Because of Lindor and new addition Carlos Carrasco, the Mets fanbase has heightened hopes of a deep run in October. Despite Lindor’s struggles, the Mets are still at the top of the NL East, which should ease the pressure off the new guy since the ball club’s still winning.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. The Mets ignored Lindor’s less than spectacular year in 2020 and broke the bank in signing him for record breaking dollars.

    New York fans, it doesn’t matter what sport, are awful. They’ve always been awful and always will be awful. Players who sign with them will get the same treatment at one time or another.

  2. To be fair, the whole Mets lineup has stunk at the plate so far this year. They’re all underachieving and playing tight. Still, when you’re making $341 million, have the lowest OPS of all regular position players on your team, an average below the Mendoza line, and look like you’re spending more time at the hair salon than the batting cage, yeah, you’re going to be booed. There’s no reason to be surprised by fans getting tired of it.

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