I'm a huge Realmuto fan, but feel Ramos is right move for #Mets. It cost just $. Allows them to keep inexpensive assets to continue to build if they are not a contender in '19 or use in July trades if they are. Ramos' deal does not tie NYM long term, traceable if NYM not in it.
#Mets have added 2 relievers (Diaz/Familia), catcher (Ramos), mid-order bat (Cano). On docket: perhaps CF, SP depth, multi-positional piece. But have done a lot of heavy lifting in Van Wagenen's quest to try to contend in 2019.
15 catchers batted at least 400 times last year, Ramos’ .845 OPS was the best. Realmuto next at .825. With him, Cano, healthy full season of Conforto, McNeil as multi-position all yr, #Mets have chance for much improved offense. Perhaps Cespedes helps late.
2/or call a cell and not disturb a whole family, but not in 1995. I had to call the Steinbrenner house. His wife, Joan, picked up and berated me for calling so late. Then handed the phone to her husband and berated him while he talked to me. She was right. I called too late. #RIP
1/At the end of the ’95 season there was strong sense Showalter wouldn't be back to the #Yankees but lots of misdirection both ways. Then got word from reliable source he wouldn't be back, but needed to check it with George Steinbrenner. It was after 11 pm. Today you'd just text
Someone else will have to add up number of trades/dollars spent, here is final tally I’m interested in. Over equivalent of 4 days: 45.8 miles walked in 103,109 steps. Goodbye 2018 Winter Meetings. What are your totals @JonHeyman?
To be clear on #Mets catching: Their preference is to have both offense/defense with Realmuto or Grandal. But if price too high in trade/fr agcy, their fallback would be defense with Maldonado type rather than offense with someone like Ramos.