Ben Zobrist is drawing no shortage of suitors due to his versatility and performance in the post-season. The Royals have made no secret about their desire to bring him back, but only at the right price. That price may be four year, $60 million, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Sources: Price on Ben Zobrist keeps going up. Sense among interested teams is that it stands at four years, $60 million and may go higher.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2015
Zobrist is a free agent for the first time at age 34, and will seek to get the best deal he can get. His agent has already talked to the Mets, although they are reportedly balking at going four years with Zobrist. The Cubs, Giants, Nationals, Braves, and Cardinals are among his other known suitors. Zobrist is expected to pick his team by next week.
Source: Ben Zobrist planning on visiting interested teams in next week. Teams unknown, but at least one east coast and one west coast.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 1, 2015
Zobrist #Mets’ No. 1 target, sources say. #Nationals also in, along with #Braves, #SFGiants, others. #Royals not expected to offer same $$$.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2015
Ben Zobrist hit .276/.354/.395 with 13 HR 56 RBI in 126 games last year with the Athletics and Royals. The switch-hitter is a lifetime .265/.355/.431 hitter and a two-time All-Star.