Asdrubal Cabrera wanted Mets reunion that won’t happen now


Brodie Van Wagenen has made a number of big moves in his first offseason as Mets general manager, but one move he didn’t make was to bring back popular infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

It’s a reunion Cabrera says he would have loved.

Earlier this week, Cabrera posted a throwback Thursday photo on Instagram of Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins and him before a game last season after Cabrera had been traded to the Phillies.

One commenter on the photo said: “Hope we see you again [Asdrubal] with the Mets miss you!”

Cabrera took a moment to reply: “I will love that but they preferred other players.”

Chief among those other players is Jed Lowrie, the utility infielder Van Wagenen picked up in free agency who fulfills the same roster function Cabrera once did.

In nearly three seasons with the Mets, Cabrera hit .279 with 55 home runs and 179 RBIs and played second base, third base and shortstop.

He was traded to the Phillies near the deadline for minor leaguer Franklyn Kilome and became a free agent after the season. He remains unsigned.

Cabrera caused a stir in summer 2017, when he asked the Mets to trade him because he was unhappy with being moved to second base from his preferred shortstop.

Now it seems the infielder just wants to come back to New York.