Francisco Lindor appears ready to embrace his place in Mets history.
The All-Star shortstop, who was acquired by the Amazin’s from the Indians, along with pitcher Carlos Carrasco, on Thursday, posted a photo collage to Instagram on Saturday that shows him in the middle of a number of Mets legends. It also includes a hype video filled with Mets highlights and sports media personalities talking about the impact the 27-year-old Lindor could have on the franchise.
“NEW YORK NEW YORK #godisgood #cantwait,” Lindor wrote in the post.
The accompanying photo showed Lindor in a Mets uniform surrounded by Keith Hernandez, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Roberto Alomar, Jose Reyes and Mike Piazza. That group includes a number of the franchise’s cornerstone players over the past 30 plus years, along with stars from Lindor’s native Puerto Rico. There is a belief Lindor could have a similar impact on the Mets’ success to many of the players depicted with him in the photo.
A number of his current Mets teammates commented on the post with Marcus Stroman writing: “More wins and smiles on the way!”
Mets closer Edwin Diaz wrote “vamos pa encimota bro” along with two Puerto Rican flags, which translates to “let’s go overboard.” Jose Reyes also welcomed him to the franchise.
Lindor, who is a career .285 hitter, was acquired by the Mets for shortstops Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario and three prospects.