After making the blockbuster trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen continued his aggressive approach this offseason. Finding an everyday catcher was his next move, and he was on the hunt immediately.
Among his list of potential candidates was free agent C Yasmani Grandal, and according to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets were very serious about landing the former Dodger.
That seriousness resulted in the Mets making an offer worth $60 million over four years, but Grandal turned it down, The LA Times Jorge Castillo wrote.
The Mets ended up signing free agent Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $19 million deal with a $2 million signing bonus, which was much lower than Grandal's reported offer. It may have also been the better deal for the Mets, as Ramos had more success at the plate last season than Grandal with a .306 average, 15 homers and 70 RBI. Grandal finished with a .241 average, 24 homers, and 68 RBI in LA last season.