Aaron Gleeman

Mets planning to “make a strong push” for Ben Zobrist

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made no secret about his desire to beef up the team’s lineup and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that they “figure to make a strong push for” free agent Ben Zobrist with an eye on using him in the outfield and at second base.

According to Davidoff the Mets have “formally reached out” to Zobrist’s agent, although it’s worth noting that just about every contending team has been named as a possible Zobrist suitor at this point.

In this specific case Davidoff speculates that Zobrist could cost $60 million for four years, which makes some sense if only because plenty of teams figure to extend three-year offers to the 35-year-old and the fourth season could put an offer over the top.