Joakim Soria is a proven closer that should be available. The Royals closer will probably not return to that role with the signing of Jonathan Broxton and the emergence of Aaron Crow at the back of the bullpen. He has amassed 160 saves over his five big league seasons and is just 27. He is currently on the first of three consecutive option years making $6 million this season, with options for $8 million in 2013 and $8.75 million in 2014. He can be bought out for each season for just $750,000.
With Soria being under contract, the Mets, or any other team for that matter, would have to make a trade. I would think that Soria, coming off of a down year (4.03 ERA, just 28 saves- temporarily lost the closers job to Aaron Crow) could be more easily had than Andrew Bailey or even Huston Street. And a move would benefit Soria, who I feel will flourish in a new city. In my opinion, he has to be an option for the Mets. I think he will be brought up a lot during the winter meetings.