In 140 games for the Dodgers this season, Grandal batted .241 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI’s while getting rave reviews for his defense behind the plate. Grandal, 30, had a bad slump in the playoffs and briefly lost his starting job to Austin Barnes but got back in the mix during the World Series. If the Mets are interested in seriously improving up the middle, Grandal would be the guy to target since he would only cost money and one draft pick as opposed to the several prospects it would require to pry Realmuto away from the Miami Marlins.
Grandal will reportedly command a three year contract, although baseball insider Jon Heyman noted in an appearance on WFAN today that Grandal could end up with a four year deal. That would be a wise investment for a catcher of his quality as Grandal represents a massive upgrade over the combination of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki. For a franchise that hasn’t had an elite catcher since Paul Lo Duca, Grandal makes a ton of sense.
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