Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal | AP sports

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Brodie Van Wagenen, the former high-profile player agent the Mets hired as a GM, brought in his former client, eight-time all-star Robinson Cano for some added pop in the lineup.

Phillies catcher Wilson Ramos singles in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on August 27, 2018 in Philadelphia.

The main thing to take away from this is how valuable Rosario, Conforto and Brandon Nimmo, all members of the Marlins wish list, are to the Mets, who would rather pay a premium for Ramos than shed them for Realmuto.

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In 111 games split between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies a year ago, Ramos had a.306 batting average with 15 home runs and 70 RBI. If New York had signed Grandal, the Mets would have forfeited their second-highest pick in next June's amateur draft and $500,000 of global signing bonus allocation in 2019-20. The team may still pursue an upgrade in center field and a left-handed reliever. He will become the starting catcher for the Mets next season, according to CBS Sports, with either Kevin Plawecki or Travis d'Arnaud serving as the backup. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek performed Tommy John surgery on April 17.

Philadelphia acquired Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline for cash despite a hamstring injury.

The New York Mets are continuing to improve their roster this offseason, signing veteran catch William Ramos to a two-year contract worth $19 million.

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