The Mets continue to explore all options to improve their team as the Winter Meetings continues through its third day. While not much has actually materialized thus far, it doesn’t appear to be for a lack of effort on Brodie Van Wagenen’s part to get something done.
While the team has reportedly been very aggressive on J.T. Realmuto all week long, reports are now saying that their talks with both the Yankees and Marlins have stalled, and they may now be looking towards some other alternatives at catcher. The Mets have expressed clear interest in a defensive-minded catcher all off-season, and they have been linked to Martin Maldonado already. They also reportedly met with Wilson Ramos yesterday, and has expressed interest in Yasmani Grandal as well.
In addition, the team reportedly met with Adam Jones today as they continue to look for ways to address their need in the outfield as well. Jones was a five-time All-Star in his illustrious tenure in Baltimore but has steadily declined in recent years. He has put up a 98 wRC+ in two of the last three years and is no longer considered a viable center fielder.
With all of that said, no major moves have been made today across the league as of yet, so all options are still available to Van Wagenen and the Mets. With nothing officially off the table, there’s no knowing what direction the team may ultimately decide to go in.