It’s been a big year for contracts in Major League Baseball. Baseball fans know that Francisco Lindor is one of their favorite players. But do you know he is one of the highest-paid players in baseball as of this moment?
The New York Mets’ 2021 season has just been extended with Francisco Lindor’s 10-year, $341 million contract extension. With this signing, he becomes one of the highest-paid players in baseball as of right now!
This news is just what you would expect to hear after Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the most highly touted prospects in recent history signs a 14-year deal worth $340 million dollars! It’s not surprising that these deals easily go into 9 figures.
The Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout has broken the North American sports record with a 12-year extension worth more than $430 million. He still owns the largest contract in baseball history, and now Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor ranks third just behind him as well.
Just before games got started in 2020, Mookie Betts made his long-expected debut on the list of highest paid baseball players with a 12 year reportedly $365 million extension to sign with Los Angeles Dodgers. The big payday came after he got traded from Boston and just months before he was due free agency.