The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with catcher Wilson Ramos. The deal is reported to be worth $2 million, according to reports on Twitter. Ramos will join the organization’s big-league roster alongside Grayson Greiner.
Ramos will likely get the bulk of starts and the number one option for the Detroit Tigers, and it should be considered a good signing. Ramos is an eleven-year veteran of the big leagues, spending seven years with the Washington Nationals.
He also spent two years with the New York Mets, parts of two with the Tampa Bay Rays, part of one with the Minnesota Twins, and part of one season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Tigers have not had a very busy offseason, but addressing the catching need was something the organization needed to do. After two seasons with the Mets, Ramos will bring his skills to Detroit, where he looks to be a serviceable backstop.
The Detroit Tigers have signed Wilson Ramos to a one-year deal.
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Ramos will be someone the Tigers can trust to handle their staff even while the youngsters start filtering through. A veteran, and solid backstop, Ramos is a great addition with a cheap price tag.
The only confusing thing about this signing is that the Tigers had reportedly been targeting a left-handed bat; however, Ramos is a right-handed bat.
It is still a good signing, one the organization should benefit from, just puzzling after rumors had the Tigers signing a left-handed hitting catcher.
In 2020, while playing for the New York Mets, Ramos hit .239/.387/.684 with five home runs and 15 RBI over the course of 45 games.
In 2019, Ramos played in 141 games for the Mets during a full season, where he hit .288/.351/.416 with fourteen home runs and 73 RBI.
If Ramos is able to be a consistent starter for the Tigers, there is no way that he cannot be someone that the organization views as a positive addition. Ramos is the best signing the Tigers have had this offseason; Ureña would be a close second if he can find consistency.
The way things stand, it will likely be Greiner and Ramos in the big leagues to start the year, but do not count out Jake Rogers getting to the big leagues, the question will be if he is able to figure it out and be consistent in the big leagues.
Wilson Ramos was a good add by the Detroit Tigers; it must have been one of the few deals where Christopher Ilitch let a few dollar bills fall out of his wallet for Al Avila to make a signing.