Wilson Ramos Signs Two-Year, $19M Contract with New York Mets

Wilson Ramos Signs Two-Year, $19M Contract with New York Mets

Right now it sounds like Ramos will get a 2-year $19 million contract.

NY officials met last week with Ramos at the winter meetings in Las Vegas and with Yasmani Grandal, another free-agent catcher, in Arizona.

While the Mets have yet to confirm the deal, Ramos' agent Gustavo Marcano tweeted on Monday to say that his client had passed his physical and was ready to join the team. The two-time All-Star hit.306 with 15 home runs and 70 RBIs past year while splitting time between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia. He will become the starting catcher for the Mets next season, according to CBS Sports, with either Kevin Plawecki or Travis d'Arnaud serving as the backup.

The main thing to take away from this is how valuable Rosario, Conforto and Brandon Nimmo, all members of the Marlins wish list, are to the Mets, who would rather pay a premium for Ramos than shed them for Realmuto. Some thought the team needed to rebuild, instead he's added the likes of Ramos, Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia while removing some players who weren't quite working out in Queens.

On Tuesday night in Las Vegas, as the J.T. Realmuto rumors pumped even more artificial oxygen through the Mandalay Bay, eating up endless airtime across television networks, Brodie Van Wagenen hinted at what was to come by Sunday.

The sometimes stingy Mets have also been active in free agency.

The Mets are coming off a frustrating season for fans.

The Mets are yet to confirm the signing.

Oddsmakers may not be completely sold on the Mets as a contender, but they aren't being entirely discounted either.

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