Dec. 11th 2015: The Mets signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a two-year, $18.5 million deal, with a third-year club option.
In 2016 the Mets went on to reach the Wild Card but lost 3-0 to the San Francisco Giants. Fast forward to the 2018 off-season and the Mets are yet again interested in Cabrera.
In their effort to find a player who can play second base — either as a starter or reserve and give the team a backup shortstop, club officials have met with the representative for the veteran, Cabrera.
Cabrera slashed .262/.316/.458 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs last season, playing second base for the Mets and then switching primarily to shortstop and third base with the Phillies
No word yet if the Mets are also reaching out to Bartolo Colon, Fernando Salas, Eric Campbell and Alejandro De Aza, who were also on that 2016 Wild Card roster. The Mets do love their former players so I wouldn’t be surprised if they called these guys up.