“Each New York groups want a brand new catcher,” reads one other on the New York Every day Information.
There’s a catcher conundrum within the Massive Apple. You don’t must squint arduous to see the way it may probably wind up impacting Molina’s free company. Particularly if a fast and straightforward two-year extension with the Cardinals can’t be reached. A kind of groups that has contacted Molina’s camp, Submit-Dispatch colleague Derrick Goold has reported, is the Yankees.
Sanchez is the Yankees catcher who has thinned the persistence of his entrance workplace. His usually productive offense crashed in 2020 and his predictably problematic protection was current once more. He misplaced his beginning job throughout the playoffs. The Yankees can hope Sanchez bounces again, commerce him or non-tender him to ship him to free company.
Steve Cohen is the model new proprietor of the Mets, a self-described massive spender who was not tagged by the losses different homeowners skilled within the pandemic-challenged 2020. His new group may use a catcher as properly. How he pursues that want, and the way he views it as a contest in opposition to the Yankees, may change the panorama of the catching market this offseason.
J.T. Realmuto is the highest free agent catcher on this class, the one most definitely to be immune from a pandemic-impacted contract, the participant who will set the market whether or not he returns to the Phillies, goes to New York Metropolis or some place else solely.