Indians Star Won't Entertain Extension Offers Before Free Agency: Insider

Bull & Fox
May 06, 2020 - 5:20 am
Categories: 

MLB writer Keith Law joined Bull & Fox to talk about why the league is not close on announcing a target date to begin the season and his new book The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves.

"The two sides are very cognizant of the fact the public health situation doesn't allow it," Law said in reference to baseball starting back up again. "Then, they have to figure out logistics."

"You will not see fans in ballparks this year. That's just not going to happen. I think both sides have accepted that's the case. The next time you'll see fans in ballparks for baseball games will probably be 2021."

Law also told Adam and Dustin about what he's heard about possible changes that MLB could implement for this season and Francisco Lindor's upcoming free agency. 

"What I've actually heard, [the Indians] would like to pay him, but he won't even entertain contract extension offers," Law commented regarding Lindor's contract talks with Cleveland. "Absolutely his right to do that. They've tried to have those conversations. There just hasn't been a negotiation at all"

"I personally think, knowing him and knowing who his representative is, they just want to go to free agency. My understanding is, the team was willing to talk extension with him and he just said 'I'm going to free agency.'"