The Mets have declined 2021 team options on Wilson Ramos, Todd Frazier, and Robinson Chirinos, per a report from Newsday. None of the three players had been expected to have his option picked up by the team.
Ramos had the biggest option for next year at what would have been a $10 million salary if the Mets had picked it up. Signed two a two-year, $19 million contract before the 2019 season, the veteran never matched the very good year he had at the plate in 2018. In total, he hit .276/.339/.410 with 19 home runs and a 102 wRC+ in 679 plate appearances for the Mets. That’s a solid line for a catcher, but combined with his defensive issues, the signing didn’t go as well as planned.
The Mets traded for Frazier and Chirinos at the deadline during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Both players had limited roles even after those trades and had options for more than $5 million for next year.