The Mets are continuing to eye the free-agent market and could be turning their attention to the hot corner, where Mike Moustakas and Todd Frazier would be of interest.
New York Daily News' John Harper reports that the Mets are more willing to spend in free agency than before, considering that the market has been so slow to develop.
Harper mentioned that the Mets have been keeping an eye on Moustakas but didn't think any deal was close. Moustakas, 29, is coming off a career-best season in which he set a Royals record with 38 home runs.
The Mets are currently slated to start Asdrubal Cabrera at the hot corner but could slide him over to second base if they add another bat.
Coming into the offseason, Moustakas was expected to get one of the biggest contracts among free-agent hitters, but interested teams have found other answers at third base.
The Giants traded for Evan Longoria, while the Angels signed Zack Cozart, but the Cardinals remain as a potential landing spot, and the Royals are open to bringing him back.
Should Moustakas prove to be too expensive, the Mets could also have interest in former Yankee and New Jersey native Todd Frazier. The Mets view Moustakas more favorably in part because he is two years younger than Frazier.