Second or Third Baseman
The New York Mets have a very versatile infield already but could use one more player.
The Amazins have T.J. Rivera and Wilmer Flores who can play first, second, and third base. Flores can also play shortstop. They also have Asdrubal Cabrera who plays second, third, and shortstop and just had his team option picked up.
In my opinion, Cabrera could be best used as trade bait. For just $8.5 million, it shouldn’t be hard finding a team to take on a versatile infielder who just hit .280.
Moving Cabrera could net the New York Mets a much-needed reliever, which we said would also help the rotation.
The Mets should move on from Cabrera to allow Amed Rosario to play shortstop full-time and give Rivera and Flores near-regular playing time at second and third.
New York could look to add a starting third baseman in free agency, start T.J. Rivera at second, and have Wilmer Flores be their utility infielder. They could also sign a starting second baseman, start Flores at third, and have Rivera as their utility infielder.
The cheapest option (now I’ve got the Wilpon’s attention) would be to sign a reserve infielder who can play second, third, and shortstop, and start Rivera at second base and Flores at third base.
For as cheap as Asdrubal Cabrera would be for the New York Mets, they may decide to hang onto him. However, they might be able to sign a reserve infielder and use Cabrera to add to their bullpen.