The Mets have checked in on free agent catchers Wilson Ramos and Martin Maldonado, per a report earlier today from Jon Heyman. The team was also linked to free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal earlier this week.
As far as the two new names go, Ramos has been a much better hitter both recently and over the course of his career. In 416 plate appearances with the Rays and Phillies last year, he hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 home runs and a 131 wRC+. Over the course of his career, he’s hit .273/.317/.439 with a 103 wRC+, though it’s worth noting that he’s been at his best in two of the past three seasons.
Maldonado finished the 2018 season with the Astros after spending a season-and-a-half with the Angels. Before that, he had been with the Brewers from 2011 through 2016. This year, he hit just .225/.276/.351 with nine home runs and a 74 wRC+, and over the course of his career, he’s hit .220/.289/.350 with a 76 wRC+.