Monday, December 17, 2018

Reports Of Mets Interest In Red Sox Catchers Greatly Exaggerated—Obviously

With the news that the New York Metropolitans have signed free-agent Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal, it's pretty clear that rumored trade talks with the Red Sox involving their catchers were pretty much baseless. This is the season when rampant rumors of trades and signings need to be treated with a huge grain of salt—in fact, an entire box of Diamond Crystal Salt (or perhaps even a case). Earlier reports suggested that the Mets were interested in one of the three backstops on the Red Sox roster—Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon, or Blake Swihart. Of course, now that The Fiends Of Flushing have moved on, other clubs might still have an interest in one of these guys—which would also clear some salary for Boston to pursue needed bullpen arms. Stay tuned!