Having watched Ben Zobrist lead the Kansas City Royals to a World Series victory, the Mets are "very interested" in the veteran free agent, according to Tim Rohan of the New York Times. They'll have to get in line, as Rohan added that around ten teams are also interested in the second baseman, who is seeking a four-year deal with a contender.
Along with filling the Mets' void at second base, the versatile Zobrist could spell David Wright at third when he needs a rest. In addition to his defensive flexibility, Zobrist brings a career 12.0 walk percentage and .355 on-base percentage to the table. In 2015, he hit .276/.359/.450 in 126 regular season games before belting eight postseason doubles, four against the Mets in the World Series.
Long known as an under-appreciated sabermetric darling, he'd make a great fit for the Mets—or most MLB teams, for that matter. Zobrist's rumored $40-to-50 million asking price was recently rumored to be out of the Mets' price range. For all his merits, he'll turn 35 in May after registering a 2.1 fWAR, his lowest since 2008.