Two of the most active teams thus far in the Major League Baseball offseason could be cooking up something together.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that the New York Mets, who are currently finalizing the acquisition of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners, have had discussions with the Cleveland Indians, who recently traded Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals, over ace Corey Kluber.
Feinsand notes the connection between the two clubs with Mets manager Mickey Callaway having served as Kluber's pitching coach in Cleveland and the teams having engaged in talks over Gomes last week.
Kluber, 32, is a two-time Cy Young winner and is coming off of his first 20-win season in his eighth MLB campaign. The native of Birmingham, AL went 20-7 this season with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 0.991 in a league-leading 215.0 IP. He struck out 222 batters and walked just 34.
There is no word on what a potential package from the Mets would look like. Cleveland is also said to have had talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers over Kluber.