Free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, who the Mets could pursue as they look to strengthen one of their weakest positions, could sign relatively early, reports Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com.
As far as what Ramos will get on the open market, Jon Heyman of FanCred recently predicted he'll get $9 million for one year, with an expert Heyman spoke to predicting $10 million for one year.
Morosi is more bullish on what Ramos could get in terms of years, suggesting he could sign a two or three-year deal worth roughly $10 million annually.
The 31-year-old Ramos hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers in 111 games in 2018 split between the Rays and Phillies. His career line is .273/.317/.439, and three of his four best seasons in terms of slugging percentage have come the last three seasons.
Ramos was a bit below average this past season when it came to DRS behind the plate (-5), but had the best caught stealing percentage in the majors (44 percent).
Along with Ramos, the other upper-echelon free agent catcher on the market is Yasmani Grandal.
Available on the trade market could be the J.T. Realmuto -- the best catcher in baseball. But that is dependent on the Marlins honoring his trade demand when they have no obligation to do so.