With Wilson Ramos now in town, it’s been revealed that Yasmani Grandal turned down a four-year, $60 million New York Mets offer.
It’s all done. Wilson Ramos is the New York Mets backstop (of course sprinkled in with the oft-injured Travis d’Arnaud). We know this due to the fact he and the Metropolitans have already agreed to a hot stove two-year, $19 million deal.
It meant Ramos coming in over Yasmani Grandal. What happened?
According to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, the Mets four-year, $60 million massive deal was turned down by the former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher.
“Yasmani Grandal, who turned down the Dodgers’ $17.9 million qualifying offer,” Castillo wrote. “Remains a free agent after declining a four-year, $60 million offer from the New York Mets.”
Grandal, 30, is a nice, respected two-way catcher. In 2018, the one-time All-Star smashed 24 home runs and 68 runs batted in while hitting .240.
Better yet, he led the majors in framing runs above average adjusted with a 16.3 rating, two points better than Jeff Mathis.
In seven big-league seasons, Grandal has surpassed the 20-home run mark three times and the 15-home run mark on five such occasions.
With Wilson Ramos in and Yasmani Grandal out, only one remains a coveted MLB free agent.