If Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is serious about signing former Yankees reliever David Robertson, he may find himself in a bidding war with the World Series champs.
With closer Craig Kimbrel seeking a mega-deal and reliever Joe Kelly also a free agent, the Red Sox are strongly considering adding Robertson to their bullpen, according to the New York Post.
"They are heavy on him," a source with knowledge of Boston's free-agent plans said of Robertson, the Post reported.
The Mets are looking to further bolster their bullpen after acquiring All-Star closer Edwin Diaz from the Mariners in the blockbuster Robinson Cano trade earlier this month.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported on Sunday that the Mets, Dodgers and Red Sox are among several teams interested in signing Robertson.
The 33-year-old Robertson recorded a 3.23 ERA (2.97 FIP) and 91 strikeouts in 69.2 innings with the Yankees this past season.
SNY's Andy Martino has reported that the Mets are also pursuing Andrew Miller in free agency. Miller, a former Yankee and Red Sox reliever, is coming off a down season filled with injuries.