Ben Zobrist is set to make a decision soon on where he will sign this offseason. The Mets' offer remains for three years, says Joel Sherman, but the team will likely go four years if Zobrist says the Mets are his choice. Zobrist is the Mets' top target, and the team thinks a deal could be finalized today.
The Nationals, Giants, and Dodgers have also been linked to Zobrist. The 34-year-old Zobrist has reportedly been seeking a four-year, $60 million deal. He also wants to play second base regularly, something the Mets can offer.
Zobrist hit .276/.359/.450 with 13 home runs for the A's and Royals in the 2015 season. He hit .303/.365/.515 in 16 postseason games with the Royals. For his career, the grand majority of which he spent with the Tampa Bay Rays, he has hit .265/.355/.431. The Mets would have internal options at second base if Zobrist were to sign elsewhere, but it's pretty clear the team wants to sign him.