Evaluating the most likely possible landing spots for Ben Zobrist

New York Mets

2016 committed salary: $65.1 million 

Like the Yankees, the Mets were also interested in Zobrist at the trade deadline, but after a long postseason and World Series defeat, there are plenty of question marks for the Mets this offseason.

With Daniel Murphy and Yoenis Cespedes likely to leave in free agency due to money, the Mets will be looking to fill voids at second base and in the outfield. Trade deadline acquisitions Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson will also become free agents. If they sign elsewhere, the Mets will need infield help. The Mets are also a team that could use a regular shortstop, and Zobrist could potentially assume that role as well, although at this point in his career, any team that signs Zobrist is likely better off using him elsewhere.

After appearing in the Fall Classic in 2015, the Mets will feel pressure to stay in contention, and if some of their free agents walk, Zobrist would be a logical fill in.

One Response

  1. will

    What about the Nationals or Giants? No Desmond for Washington, no Aoki for SF, both would be logical.


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