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Amazin Avenue Dec 5, 2019
Let’s find the Mets a backup catcher, Part 1

Let’s find the Mets a backup catcher, Part 1

Peter G. Aiken The Mets have a handful of internal options for backup catcher and, well, it’s not what you want With another remaining year of Wilson Ramos, he of the middling bad and horrendous glove, the Mets need to figure out how best to fill in the inevitable off-days required for a 32 year old with the agility of your grandma’s best friend Agnes. While the team is assuredly thrilled at the prospect of dipping into into the coffers to bring in the kind of catcher who could hold down the spot long term in case of injury, they will most likely start by considering internal names...
Rising Apple Dec 4, 2019

Mets: Giving Noah Syndergaard a personal catcher is a “necessary evil”

Letting Noah Syndergaard pitch to the catcher of his choice may be a “necessary evil” for the New York Mets in 2020. An ongoing “controversy” during the 2019 New York Mets season was the desire of pitcher Noah Syndergaard to pitch to practically anyone other than starting catcher Wilson Ramos. On two separate occasions, it […] Mets: Giving Noah Syndergaard a personal catcher is a “necessary evil” - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Dec 4, 2019

Mets: Wilson Ramos as the 2020 starting catcher is the right decision

The New York Mets appear ready to move forward with Wilson Ramos as their starting catcher in 2020. If so, it’s the right decision. Over the last several years, the New York Mets have had a dearth of offense at the starting catcher position. Travis d’Arnaud was supposed to be a cornerstone of the Mets […] Mets: Wilson Ramos as the 2020 starting catcher is the right decision - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Dec 3, 2019
Non-tendered players the Mets should target

Non-tendered players the Mets should target

Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports Love me non-tenders. With baseball’s deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligilble players having passed yesterday, a slew of players were non-tendered by their now-former teams. Let’s take a quick look at some players from that group who could help the Mets in 2020. Position Players C - Elias DiazC - Josh PhegleyC - Kevan SmithC - Kevin PlaweckiC - John Ryan MurphyC - Caleb JosephC - Luke MaileIF - Jose PerazaIF - Charlie CulbersonIF - Cesar HernandezCF - Kevin Pillar Almost any available catcher should be of interest to the Mets. Wilson Ramos’s...
SNY TV Nov 22, 2019

Sources explain how Wilson Ramos may have convinced Mets to stick with him next season

It seemed to make for an awkward clubhouse dynamic at the time, but maybe Noah Syndergaard's preference for a catcher other than Wilson Ramos will prove beneficial to the Mets in 2020.
Amazin Avenue Nov 22, 2019
Mets Morning News for November 22, 2019

Mets Morning News for November 22, 2019

Photo by Justin Berl/ Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Wilson Ramos was back in New York delivering turkeys to those in need. Ramos’s defense stood out and not in a good way last year but he knows he needs to work on it this offseason. Yasmani Grandal signed with the White Sox so despite being an upgrade to Ramos, Ramos appears to be the main backstop next season. The team did sign reliever Chasen Shreve to a minor league deal with a spring training invite. It should come as no surprise but both Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom made...
SNY TV Nov 21, 2019

WATCH: Wilson Ramos discusses adjusting to new pitching staff in first season with Mets

The 32-year-old catcher discussed his first season in Queens, a year in which he batted .288 with 14 home runs.
New York Post Nov 21, 2019

Wilson Ramos determined to improve after hearing ‘a lot of bad things’

Wilson Ramos expects to be the Mets starting catcher next year — including when Noah Syndergaard is on the mound. Ramos said he was pleased when general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said last week at the GM meetings that the 32-year-old was “our guy” as catcher. “I was happy with what he said,’’ Ramos said...
SNY TV Nov 21, 2019

3 free agent catchers worth swapping in place of Mets' Wilson Ramos

Despite a rocky start in 2019, Mets C Wilson Ramos hit .350 with 15 extra-base hits during the team's final 45 games and legit push for the final Wild Card spot.
New York Post Nov 21, 2019

Former Mets target Yasmani Grandal signs $73 million deal with White Sox

Yasmani Grandal was unlikely to end up with the Mets, and now Wilson Ramos’ starting job appears officially safe. Grandal signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday as the biggest MLB free agency deal of the offseason thus far. The 31-year-old catcher was an All-Star for the Brewers in...
SNY TV Nov 21, 2019

Mets did not pursue free agent Yasmani Grandal before he signed with White Sox

Grandal would have been a huge defensive upgrade over Wilson Ramos, who is under contract through the 2020 season.
SNY TV Nov 13, 2019

Answering 5 burning Mets questions, including future of Wilson Ramos and state of farm system

As the Mets embark on the 2020 offseason, there are lots of burning questions, including which free agents they should pursue, which 2019 performances were sustainable, and which players in the farm system (if any) should be untouchable.
Rising Apple Nov 13, 2019

Mets: Why Yasmani Grandal is a pivotal free agent to sign this winter

Yasmani Grandal could be the difference between making and missing the playoffs for the  New York Mets in 2020. The New York Mets do not have many major holes on their team apart from the bullpen. However, some positions could use some upgrades. The catching position is one of those positions. Wilson Ramos did not […] Mets: Why Yasmani Grandal is a pivotal free agent to sign this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Nov 12, 2019
Why Mets’ catching upgrade likely won’t include Yasmani Grandal

Why Mets’ catching upgrade likely won’t include Yasmani Grandal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Any upgrade at catcher this offseason by the Mets will likely entail pursuing a veteran who can be paired with Wilson Ramos. The high end of the catching market includes Yasmani Grandal, but as club officials evaluate their needs, there is skepticism they would be in position to find a taker for...

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