In their search for an infielder, the Yankees could attempt to trade for the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera, suggests the New York Post's Joel Sherman.
Among a host of other infield options available via free agency or trade, Sherman writes that "maybe even the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera could be had via a spring training trade if necessary."
The 32-year-old Cabrera, who is expected to be the Mets' starting second baseman, will earn $8.5 million this season, after which he is eligible for free agency.
He recently expressed his desire to play second base instead of third, and the Mets signed free agent Todd Frazier to a two-year deal shortly after.
Cabrera hit .280/.351/.434 with 14 HR in 135 games for the Mets last season.
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Unless the Mets are confident in Wilmer Flores as their full-time second baseman, it would seem odd for them to entertain the idea of trading Cabrera to the Yankees.
And even if the Mets are comfortable with Flores at second base, putting him there would remove the option of him being the right-handed part of a platoon at first base with either Adrian Gonzalez or Dominic Smith.
Beyond Flores, the only infielders on the roster who would be second base options are Gavin Cecchini (who has hit .217/.270/.301 in his small taste of the majors), Luis Guillorme (who has no experience above Double-A Binghamton), and Jose Reyes (who should not be a starting player).
The general idea of the Mets swinging a trade with the Yankees is fine. And Sandy Alderson has said in the past that he wouldn't turn down a deal with the Yankees if it netted the Mets the best possible return. But the idea of Cabrera to the Yankees at this point in time makes little sense.