***UPDATE***


The Mets and Adrian Gonzalez have finalized a deal.



The Mets are very close to adding a solid veteran piece into the fold.


Fourteen year first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the Mets are reportedly engaged in talks that would send the five-time All-Star to a New York team that struggled mightily to stay healthy last season.


Though Gonzalez, too, is coming off a season in which he was only able to suit up for 71 games, for the most part the lefty slugger has been pretty healthy throughout his career.


That's certainly one thing the Mets could use more than anything. 

​​Gonzalez is no spring chicken as he'll play next season at the age of 36-years-old. His veteran influence will be substantial, but how much he has left in the tank is still yet to be seen.


Gonzalez is coming off of a season in which he had some of the lowest totals of his career and his batting average slipped below .250 for the first time since his second year in the Big Leagues.


It'll certainly be interesting to see ​what kind of pieces are put in motion in order for this deal to get off the ground.