OPEN THREAD - 2020 Free Agent Catchers


According to www.MLBTR.com ,  the following are the catchers available in the upcoming free agent season:

Alex Avila (33)

Welington Castillo (33) – $8MM club option with a $500K buyout

Jason Castro (33)

Francisco Cervelli (34)

Robinson Chirinos (36)

Travis d’Arnaud (31)

Tyler Flowers (34) — $6MM club option with a $2MM buyout

Yan Gomes (32) — $9MM club option with a $1MM buyout

Yasmani Grandal (31) — $16MM mutual option with a $2.25MM buyout

Nick Hundley (36)

Chris Iannetta (37)

Jonathan Lucroy (34)

Martin Maldonado (33)

Russell Martin (37)

Brian McCann (36)

Austin Romine (31)

Stephen Vogt (35)

Matt Wieters (34)

See anybody you like here either as a starter or in a backup role?


Reese Kaplan said...

Not a one

nickel7168 said...

NOT one guy under age 31 but probably many who hit better
than "No Hit" Nido. People rave at his defense but he
couldn't even keep his throws in the IF.

Tom Brennan said...

A back up catcher can play half the season if the # 1 guy gets hurt. Spend on a one year deal that would be a clear upgrade over Mr. .230 OBP Tomas Nido

Mike Freire said...

Uninspiring list, IMO.

I agree that we could use an upgrade for our #2 catcher (and we should probably check with Thor and get
his approval, first.....kidding....mostly).

I roll with Ramos and a solid #2 that can actually hit once in a while.

Mack's Mets said...

Very tough to hit major league pitching when you don't play regularly. Just ask JD Davis. Travis d did not play regularly for the Mets and did not hit, went to Tampa Bay and hit more homers than Ramos in less at bats. You all are ready to ditch Nido but he will if he gets the chance to play regularly. He did it in the minors.

Mack's Mets said...

Maybe the answer is to go with veteran backups that have proven to be able to play well after long stretches on the bench. For catcher we also may want to go with someone who could also play first or third to get extra at bats.

Tom Brennan said...

John, I think you have rosy Mets fan glasses on with Nido - of all positions, catching is most exposed to injury - and Nido's .230 OBP is way below standard. Eric Campbell hit better than Nido in the minors, substantially, and failed in MLB.

I think Nido is a bust - and don't want to risk a failed 2020 season with him as the back up catcher.

That said, to this point, Mazeika and Sanchez are at best slightly behind Nido performance-wise.

Give Rene Rivera some fountain of youth tablets. We may need him.

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