Mets owner Steve Cohen takes to Twitter asking: ‘What do you think Lindor will accept?’

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Mets' Steve Cohen treated image with Mets hat, looking to side
Mets' Steve Cohen treated image with Mets hat, looking to side

Mets owner Steve Cohen started a dialogue with Mets fans on Friday night by asking a simple question:

“What do you think Lindor will accept?’ Cohen tweeted. "I’m going to crowdsource the answer.”

Francisco Lindor and the Mets have reportedly begun contract extension talks, with the superstar shortstop setting a deadline of Opening Day for all negotiations to reach a conclusions, saying he won’t discuss his contract during the regular season.

The 27-year-old, acquired by the Mets this offseason in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians, is currently set to become a free agent after the 2021 season.

With Cohen taking to Twitter to discuss the Lindor situation, some fans assumed that a deal with the shortstop must be imminent, though Cohen responded saying “In this case no.”

SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino confirmed what Cohen said, reporting that Lindor and the Mets are not close on a deal at this time.

The Mets’ Opening Day matchup with the Washington Nationals is just six days away, so it’s fair to assume that all eyes will be on the Mets and Lindor to see if a long-term contract will be agreed to before that day arrives.