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Cubs' Javier Baez Says Francisco Lindor's $341M Mets Contract 'Helps Everybody'

Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez can become a free agent next offseason and is happy fellow shortstop Francisco Lindor is off the board after agreeing to a 10-year, $341 million extension with the New York Mets.

“It helps everybody," Baez said, per Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. "It helps other free-agent shortstops. No one was going to get more than Lindor, and you got to be honest about it. He opens the door for a lot of people."

Next year's free-agent class has several exciting options at shortstop, including Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Carlos Correa and Marcus Semien.