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Mets agree to two-year deal with Wilson Ramos

The Mets have found their catching upgrade.

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The Mets have agreed to a two-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos, per Daniel Alvarez Montes. Ken Rosenthal confirmed the deal and specified that it is for two years. Ken Davidoff adds that the deal is for $19 million and includes the possibility that Ramos could earn up to $26 million if the Mets exercise a team option for a third year.

The Mets had been actively seeking an upgrade behind the plate, and Ramos certainly is one. While there had been plenty of rumors that the team was leaning toward a defense-first catcher, Ramos will give them a significant boost as a hitter. He hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 home runs and a 131 wRC+ in 416 plate appearances during the 2018 season. A bit of a late bloomer as a major league hitter, his career numbers are solid, but his best work as a hitter has come over the past three seasons.

With Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud still on the roster, the move presumably finalizes the Mets’ catching situation going into the 2019 season.