I listed Shoppach and Ross as my top two targets. Both of these catchers if used in a platoon with one another would be light years better than what we had this year. (Ross would get more playing time than Shoppach) I fully expect Shoppach and Ross to be in contention for starting jobs/backup jobs elsewhere, but I like to shoot for the best and they are my favorite, most reasonable and logical targets on the free agent market. (Not saying they are better than Martin, Napoli, or Pierzynski..) but they make sense given our 2013 payroll restrictions.
Trades are hard to predict but Arrencibia would be my favorite.
Nick Hundley to me is fine as well but if we are making a trade I want JP
Miguel Olivo was linked to the Mets ... eh
I'd rather go after defense in Gerald Laird if thats the case. He has been to the WS two straight times under Yadier Molina and Alex Avila and is an amazing defender.
Mets have a lot of catching options... so long as its not Thole/Nickeas again. We need new blood behind the plate..
I would not touch Pierzynski with a 10 foot pole. He was voted on by MLB ballplayers as"MLB's most hated player". He has reportedly called his pitchers *****es for throwing breaking balls and treats guys with less than 4 years of experience like dirt. On a young team like the Mets, I wouldn't want an ego-driven maniac like that. http://content.usatoday.com/communit...hated-player/1