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Mets Morning News: Ramos a La Playa

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Tampa Bay Rays v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets got themselves a new starting catcher by signing veteran Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal for $19 million guaranteed with an option for a third year.

Unsurprisingly, the Wilson Ramos signing has taken the Mets out of contention for J.T. Realmuto.

Former Rangers and current Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Nick Martinez will not be taking his talents to Syracuse as he is said to be turning down the Mets’ minor league offer and staying in Japan.

Coming into the 2019 season, Todd Frazier says he will take Peter Alonso underneath his wing and guide him through the beginning of his MLB career.

Around the National League East

Manny Machado will visit Philadelphia this week as he tours around the country to visit all of the teams in the hunt for his services.

The Marlins still have some suitors for J.T. Realmuto as the Rays and Dodgers, among others, have interest in the All Star backstop.

Around Major League Baseball

Chicago White Sox top prospect Eloy Jimenez has been shut down until Spring Training due to a quad injury.

Former San Diego Padres and current Texas Rangers second baseman Carlos Asuaje is heading to the KBO’s Lotte Giants after being bought out of his contract.

Dexter Fowler opened up about his depression last season and is confident in a better 2019 campaign.

This Date in Mets History

A quiet day in the history of the Amazin’s, December 17th is best known as World Series Champion Bobby Ojeda’s birthday and the day that the Mets signed Todd Zeile to man first base for their 2000 National League Champion season.