• The New York Mets dangle $325 million offer for 10 years to Francisco Lindor
  • Lindor's camp is seeking $385 million for a 12-year deal from the Mets
  • Lindor could pass and become one of the top names in MLB free agency after this season

The New York Mets know that time is no longer on their side as they find a way to secure the services of Francisco Lindor after their previous pitch was a tad short.

Hence, it comes as no surprise if the revised offer will be acceptable to “Paquito,” who made it clear he will not entertain negotiations once the new MLB season starts.

"Never. I've always said before spring training, but once it gets to a point in spring training, it's time to enjoy the ride and focus on winning and that's the only thing I should be focusing on, not how much money I'm going to get," Lindor stated in a previous post.

According to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network, the Mets initially dangled $325 million for 10 years to Lindor. However, it appears the camp of the All-Star wants a higher $385 million spanning 12 years.

If sealed, it would be the largest contract extension in MLB league history, besting the $365 million 12-year deal that Mookie Betts got with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

The latest figures are far off from the previous $300 million that the Mets offered. Although they stressed that the $325 million is their final offer, it remains to be seen if Steve Cohen will agree to the demands of Lindor and company.

A decision could come out soon with the new MLB season set to unfurl on Thursday. The Mets will face Washington in their opening game.

The Mets acquired the four-time All-Star last January in a blockbuster deal that also included Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians, who got four players in exchange.

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians
Francisco Lindor has moved to the New York Mets with the Cleveland Indians struggling financially. Getty Images | Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians

Lindor is coming off a subpar season, but this has not altered the interest of the Mets in keeping him long-term. He hit .258 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 60 games last MLB season.

In addition, Lindor is a .285 hitter. He has been named an All-Star every year from 2016 until 2019.

Pundits and MLB followers are expected to keep a tight watch on this development. It appears that Francisco Lindor and his camp will have to decide on whether to take the offer or pass up on it.

If he opts not to sign, Lindor will become a free agent next winter, joining a class that includes Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, Trevor Story and Javier Báez.