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Mets: Ranking each Opening Day starting catcher of the last 10 seasons

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets walks off the field after the inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets walks off the field after the inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Aug 3, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with teammates after a victory against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

1) Wilson Ramos

Wilson Ramos, also known as “The Buffalo”, has been the Mets starting catcher for the past two seasons. He was one of Brodie Van Wagenen’s signings which most Mets fans loved when he did since Ramos was a former all-star not too long prior.

Ramos was brought in to be a big-time bat in the Mets lineup and he did just that in his first season. He hit fourteen home runs and brought in seventy-three RBIs to go along with his .288 batting average. It was awhile since the Mets had a hitting catcher like that so he was definitely appreciated by most fans.

His second season was a rough one as it was a rough season being shortened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Where he played in forty-five of the sixty games this past season, his average dropped to under .240 but that wasn’t the worst of it for Ramos.

This past season we saw multiple times of Ramos having trouble tagging players out at the plate more because of his turnaround speed and reaction time. It cost the Mets greatly in games especially one missed tag ending in a walk-off loss when the throw from Conforto beat the runner by multiple feet.

Ramos was a good catcher to have for the two seasons and he was the best of recent catchers for the Mets, but when you look at what they put out there it wasn’t saying much.

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As we see from 2011 the catcher’s position has not been a strong point for the Mets and it has been very rough to watch. Is it too much to ask to finally just have a catcher that can do both behind the plate and in the lineup? Well with Steve Cohen in town now and a couple of names out there for the Mets to look into, the wait might not be much longer.

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