New general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made it no secret that he would like to upgrade the catching position this offseason. After relentlessly pursuing J.T. Realmuto, he refused to meet the Marlins’ high asking price and signed Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal worth $19 million with an option for a third year. Thus far, the reaction to this signing is mostly positive, and it seems Van Wagenen achieved his goal in getting an upgrade.
- Des Bieler of the Washington Post thinks that the former National will add some much needed pop to the Mets’ lineup.
- The former All-Star is one of the best catchers in baseball and will definitely add something both offensively and defensively to the Mets writes Jon Tayler of Sports Illustrated.
- Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post says this is a good signing for the Mets based on what he didn’t cost the team.
- For the Daily News, Kristie Ackert believes this move brings some stability to the position but there are some risks attached to it.
- Also for the Post, Ken Davidoff notes there are risks but there is also some upside if Ramos can recapture his elite framing skills.
- Mark Zuckerman of MASN thinks that this move is just the latest between four teams in the National League East that are all going for it.
- This signing, coupled with the trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, has the Mets on the rise in CBS Sports’ Power Rankings, but the team can also not afford to stop with these moves alone.
- Finally, Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs writes that at that price this move was a smart signing.