Could the Mets be close to finding their coveted catcher?
According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets' catching situation is moving closer to a resolution. And that doesn't mean a deal or trade is imminent, but Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen and his team are working hard to get it done.
While the Mets were said to be "very aggressive" to trade for Marlins C J.T. Realmuto, Martino is hearing from multiple people that the team is very serious about free-agent C Yasmani Grandal.
Grandal has been viewed as a backup option for the Mets, but someone they wouldn't mind turning to if a Realmuto trade couldn't get done. In his fourth year with the Dodgers last season, he posted a .241/.349/.466 line with 24 homers and 68 RBI.
As of yesterday, the Mets' current talks with the Marlins for Realmuto involved either Brandon Nimmo or Michael Conforto as the centerpiece of the deal, per Newsday's Tim Healey Amed Rosario's name, which had been mentioned before, was pulled out, and prospects like Andres Gimenez, Ronny Mauricio, and Mark Vientos were also named.
Van Wagenen continues his aggressive path, and clarity on who will be the everyday man behind the plate next season could come to light very soon.