This report backs up one from Thursday night that the Mets could have interest in Moustakas for the right price.
Moustakas, 29, slashed .272/.314/.521/.835 with 75 runs, 24 doubles, 85 RBI and career-high 38 home runs in 2017 for the Royals.
The two-time All-Star struggled defensively though with 3.6 UZR/150 and -8 defensive runs saved, but otherwise he’s been known as a pretty good defender. In 2016 he had a 15.5 UZR/150 and one DRS.
Over his seven season big league career Moustakas has been a 11.4 WAR player including 1.8 WAR this past season.
MLB Trade Rumors predicted that Moose would get a five-year, $85 million contract this offseason.
Offensively in 2017, Frazier hit .213/.344/.428 with 19 doubles, a triple, 27 homers and 76 RBI. With those numbers, he had a 108 wRC+ and a 107 OPS+.
Overall, Frazier would add an interesting dynamic to the Mets by giving them an insurance policy at two different infield positions, and he would significantly upgrade the third base position defensively, a spot where the Mets posted a National League worst -17 DRS last year.
Frazier is an accomplished defender at third base with a 10 DRS there last year. The number was a career best for him. IT should be noted in five of the six seasons he has logged at least a thousand innings at third, he has had a 5 DRS or higher at the position.
The Mets currently have veteran Asdrubal Cabrera plugged in at third base.