Ben Zobrist spent Wednesday meeting with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Zobrist also toured potential houses in Westchester and Connecticut before the trio had dinner together.
The Mets have not been shy in their pursuit of Zobrist, who remains the Mets' top free agent target. However, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo says that in case Zobrist signs elsewhere, the Mets have been in contact with Daniel Murphy's representation. DiComo speculates that Dilson Herrera would be the favorite for the Mets' second base position if Zobrist is not signed.
It is believed that it will likely take a four-year deal to sign Zobrist, who turns 35 in May. Earlier this week, ESPN's Adam Rubin said the Mets would pass on giving Zobrist a four-year deal and would switch their attention to finding a platoon partner for center fielder Juan Lagares.
If the Mets do sign Zobrist, he will likely be the Mets' starting second baseman and fill in at other positions throughout the season. The utility man has played every position outside pitcher and catcher in his career and would be an upgrade to the defensively liable Daniel Murphy. Between the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals in 2015, Zobrist batted .276/.359/.450 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 126 games.