Mets Sign Catcher James McCann

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The Mets have found their catcher!

Going into the offseason, seemingly everyone had Realmuto linked to the Mets. Well, it looks like he will need to find another home.

The Amazin’s have signed James McCann to a four year deal.

McCann is the second best catcher available in a free agent class that may only include two viable options.

With that being said, I think Mets fans should be happy with this acquisition. McCann has been steadily improving on defense, and his offensive numbers have been on par with Realmuto the last two years.

Granted, 2020 was a very short sample size to draw upon, but signing Realmuto would have taken a very sizable investment.

The pitchers on the White Sox have raved about McCann, and by all accounts our new catcher is a natural leader.

It’s interesting that the Mets didn’t wait for Realmuto’s market to really develop. Maybe they heard a number and hung up the phone.

Let’s hope that the positive trends continue. Also, let’s hope that the fourth year is a club option!