J.D. Davis might not have done it on social media, but he told MLB Network Radio just how pumped up he was when he found out the good news. He spoke on Lindor specifically.
“My phone started going off the hook because everybody was super excited. I was pumped up that we ended up pulling the trigger on a superstar-caliber player that he was and the teammate that he is that we’ve heard through the grapevine from other guys and how great of a person that he is,” Davis explained.
While Carrasco is a solid rotation arm that give depth to the Mets, Lindor is the bigger part of the trade because of his superstar caliber, as Davis pointed out. He is already an uber important piece to this team before taking the field, and being able to mesh in the clubhouse with the other young players like Davis, Michael Conforto and others, should be a breeze.
At least in Davis’ eyes.
“I think he’s going to fit really well with us in the clubhouse,” he said. “It’s a great group of guys and I’m excited. It just brings more energy to this young group, this young core that we got right now to surround ourselves with a caliber like him -- to come in with experience and kinda the swagger he brings to the table.”
The hype surrounding Lindor will continue throughout the offseason, and based off the reactions already, the reception is extremely positive. And on top of that, the Mets are not done putting together their roster just yet.