Mets' Lindor Calling on Management to Re-Sign Favorite Teammate

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor has had many teammates over the years, split between the Cleveland Indians and New York Mets. No other teammate has stood out like Mets outfielder Michael Conforto, and Lindor wants to make sure management knows he wants him back next season.

The Mets outfielder is in the final season of his current contract and likely hits the open market this winter. Lindor met with the media after the team's recent game and had this to say about Conforto's future with the ball club:

Conforto, he's one of the best teammates I've had in my career. I've had a lot of good ones, but the things that he's gone through this year, especially being a free agent and the way he has managed himself day in and day out, he's a true professional. And to see him today get a couple knocks with two outs, it's huge. Hopefully, he can continue this for the next three games, and he can rack up some good numbers and end on a positive note. We all want him back, and we all want him to be the best he can be on a daily basis.

Conforto is expected to be turning down the incoming qualifying offer from the Mets and will seek a nice pay day instead on a long-term deal. He got off to a horrible start in 2021, and has bounced back nicely in the second half of the season. Mets fans and Lindor alike will have to wait and see if the second half success is a enough for the Mets to get off their wallets.

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