Fresh off dealing closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics earlier this weekend, the downtrodden New York Mets might be embarking on a fire sale of sorts.
It likely won’t include ace starters Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard, but there’s still a lot of talent to be had on this roster.
According to multiple recent reports, that includes former All-Star infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, there’s a ton of interest in the impending free agent. That includes the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.
Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next Met to move: He's hitting .280, .332 OBP, 17 homers, positional flexibility. Brewers, Cleveland, Phillies among the teams with interest in him.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 22, 2018
Primarily a second baseman in New York this season, Cabrera has the ability to play shortstop and third base. The 32-year-old veteran is having a resurgent year of sorts, hitting .280 with 17 homers and 53 RBI entering Sunday’s action.
It’s not a surprise that these teams would show interest in Cabrera. In fact, both Philadelphia and Milwaukee were in on Manny Machado before he was ultimately dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Given his relatively small $8.25 million salary for this season, interest in Cabrera won’t be limited to big-market teams. That should increase the bounty New York receives when it ultimately moves the infielder.