Pete Alonso seemingly has a solution to the ongoing contract extension standoff between his teammate, Francisco Lindor, and the Mets — and owner Steve Cohen won’t like it.
“Pay him $400 (million),” Alonso told reporters Tuesday. “I hope they pay him $400 million, he’s worth every penny.”
The Post confirmed Monday that the Mets offered Lindor a 10-year, $325 million extension, to which the four-time All-Star countered with a 12-year, $385 million ask.
A $400 million contract would make the 27-year-old Lindor the second-highest paid baseball player in total contract dollars behind Mike Trout ($426.5M).
Lindor has said that he would not sign an extension after Thursday’s Opening Day.
“Not only is he a superstar on the field, he pays attention, he works hard, he cares about his teammates,” Alonso said.
The Mets acquired Lindor this offseason in a blockbuster trade with Cleveland.