A market is reportedly starting to develop for free-agent outfielder and first baseman Jay Bruce.
On Nov. 8, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reported teams that had "inquired" about Bruce were informed he's seeking a five-year deal worth somewhere between $80-90 million.
That's a steep price to pay for a 10-year veteran who will turn 31 years old on April 3, but Bruce is coming off a strong season that was split between the Mets and Indians.
In 617 total plate appearances, Bruce slashed .254/.324/.508 with an .832 OPS, career-high 36 home runs and 101 RBI.
Bruce also played encouraging defense as a corner outfielder.
According to FanGraphs, Bruce ranked seventh among all qualified right fielders with six defensive runs saved and ninth among his positional peers with a 1.8 UZR.
Based on those figures and the dearth of power hitters available this winter, Bruce should have plenty of leverage when it comes time to negotiate.