Yasmani Grandal thought he was landing with Mets

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Yasmani Grandal consists of All-Star of the National League. As FanGraphs wins Over Replacement measures, he puts all holders in that category ahead of All-Star colleagues such as J.T. Realmuto, Willson Contreras and Gary Sanchez.

And in another sign of how his season went and, therefore, a wrong regular season, Grandal was at the Mets. He refused to deal with believed to be four years at $ 60 million in December. At that point, Realmuto was not able to land in Miami in trade and Grandal feeling for his price range, the Mets quickly sent Wilson Ramos for two years at $ 19 million, concerned that they would be closed for any receiver to whom they were giving priority.

Ramos ranks the 35th place in the WAR, mainly because of the defense of problems, that is to compose, and Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard pointed out that they would prefer to wear Tomas Nido.

“I thought (signing with the Mets) was to happen,” said Grandal, who has 19 homers, and O.897 OPS and strong defense metrics for the Brewers. “We had a very good conversation, Brodie (Van Wagenen) and I. We met together. I think the meeting was a great success. Both sides were on the same page. We could not come in terms of. ”

The grandfather left a lost man of financial departure – he signed a one-year contract, $ 18.25 million in January when it emerged that no team with Russell Martin ($ 82 million) and Brian McCann ($ 85 million) would come out. ) signed five years previously. ). The Grandal's current choice of dealing for $ 16 million in 2020 means that the Grandal can reject it and become a free agent again.

So the Mets might get another crack, especially if they get somewhere to move Ramos.

“I think both sides wanted to be together, but it wasn't the right time,” Grandal said. “You never know, you have another season where it could happen. Everything happens for Reason. I believe that. I'm here because it didn't happen. It was crazy. They are certainly the first runner. They were pushing hard. We were too far apart. ”

. (tagsToTranslate) Baseball (t) milwaukee brewers (t) new york mets (t) nio tom (t) wilson ramos (t) yasmani grandal

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