Joel Sherman of the New York Post, spoke with several major league executives who said they believed that the Mets and Phillies will be very interested in outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent this offseason.
There’s also a good chance that the Giants will try to re-sign Cabrera, especially if they are unable to work out a deal to keep center fielder Angel Pagan who is also set to be a free agent.
One executive thought Cabrera could get two years in the $10 million to $12 million range, but the others mostly believed Cabrera would most likely get a one year “prove it” deal.
Such a deal could range anywhere between $2 million to $5 million dollars and could be very attractive to the bargain-hunting Mets. Cabrera signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Giants before the 2012 season.
The 28-year-old outfielder was in the midst of a spectacular season – leading the NL in batting and posting a .346/.390/.516 slash line with 11 homers and 60 RBI in 113 games this seas...