The Mets may not be done making offseason additions, and with spring training just around the corner, the front office reportedly prefers Eduardo Nunez or Todd Frazier to add to their infield, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Rosenthal notes that the Mets are "leery" that Frazier is using the Mets as leverage with the Yankees, where Frazier finished 2017.
Last season, Frazier hit .213/.344/.428 with 27 HR in 2017. He had a career-low BABIP of .226 which might suggest his career-low .213 batting average may be a blip rather than an indication of future performance. He'll turn 32 before spring training.
Nunez, 30, hit .313/.341/.460 with 12 HR and 24 SB in 31 attempts while playing 114 games last season with the Giants and Red Sox. He has great positional flexibility, as he played second base, third base, shortstop, left field and right field last season.
The Mets have been rumored to be interested in Neil Walker and Josh Harrison, but Rosenthal says the team has gotten no traction on Harrison and are reluctant to bring Walker back.
Walker, 32, hit .265/.362/.439 with 14 HR in 111 games in 2017. At second base, where he played the bulk of the time, he was worth -5 DRS (defensive runs saved), per FanGraphs.
Harrison, who unlike the others is under contract and would need to be acquired from the Pirates in a trade, hit .272/.339/.432 with a career-high 16 HR in 2017, while playing above-average defense at second base and third base. He is owed $10 million this season and has team options for 2019 and 2020.