Monday, December 17, 2018

Hot Stove Update: Giants Still In Market for Catcher

One of the best, if not THE best catcher options on the free agent market reached a deal yesterday with the Mets.  Wilson Ramos agreed to a 2 yr $19 M contract with a 3'rd year option.  I love Wilson Ramos!  He's been my go-to guy at catcher in fantasy baseball the past several years.  When he's healthy, he is one of the top 3 or 4 catchers in baseball, but he has had trouble avoiding the DL the past 2 years.  Catching has been a black hole for the Mets as Travis d'Arnaud who was supposed to be their catcher of the future has also been injury plagued and largely ineffective.  Great signing by the Mets who just massively upgraded their catching position at a reasonable price.  Now, Ramos just needs to stay healthy!

With Buster Posey coming off surgery and with Cameron Rupp and Aramis Garcia his backups, Ramos would have been a terrific signing by the Giants even at this price.  Ramos has spent his entire career on the east coast, so the Giants may have had to pay quite a bit more to get him to come west.


Multiple sites including MLBTR are referring to the rumored contract between RHP Joe Kelly and the Dodgers for 3 yrs/$25 M as a done deal.  I still cannot find any formal announcement. The Dodgers own website refers to it as an "apparent" deal.  Maybe writers on these sites have just moved on to other news and don't have time to go back and formalize it?  Maybe it's not a done deal after all?  If anyone can find a confirmation, please post in Comments.

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