Jerry: Too much to ask for Francisco Lindor to bat over .225?


Francisco Lindor appeared to be getting back on track with a big series against his former team this past weekend, but has started the Mets’ series against the Cubs with seven hitless at-bats.

For Jerry Recco, he can’t help but wonder if it’s too much to ask for Lindor to at least be above league average given his four All-Star selections and record-setting contract extension.

“Can Francisco Lindor wake up offensively?” Jerry said. “[Brandon] Nimmo signed his contract, he’s been great. [Pete] Alonso has been streaky, but when he gets hot, he can carry you…I know Lindor had the one game on Sunday…great. Can we get some consistency out of the guy that makes $30 million a year? He plays a wonderful shortstop. I’m not taking anything away from him. You gotta do me better than .225 though.”

Lindor does indeed play one of the best defensive shortstops in the league, and his ability to play every day adds to his value. But the Mets are in dire need of offense, and Jerry says it shouldn’t be a lot to ask for one of their biggest and highest-paid bats to do better than his current output.

“There’s a lot to like. We’re not asking you to bat .350,” Jerry said. “Is it too much to ask for your star player to bat over .225?”

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