According to Daniel Álvarez Montes of ElExtraBase, the Mets agreed to a deal with one of the best catchers in the market.
Ramos, 31, split time with the Rays and Phillies last season, batting.301 with 15 homers and 22 doubles in 111 games.
After signing a three-year, $30 million deal, Familia, however, comes back to a changed Mets team from whence he left on July 21, 2018.
Van Wagenen and the Mets did not see the acquisition cost for Realmuto, and so they've moved on to somebody else. This makes sense since GM Brodie Van Wagenen has indicated all winter that the Mets need to generate more offense to support their pitching staff. The former agent acquired All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz from Seattle and also brought back former NY closer Jeurys Familia on a $30 million, three-year deal. William Hill now lists the Mets at 22/1 to win the 2019 World Series, odds that are similar to divisional rivals who also have playoff aspirations, including the Atlanta Braves (14/1), Philadelphia Phillies (16/1), and Washington Nationals (18/1).
He'll add some much-needed presence to a Mets squad that had to rotate bodies behind the plate once starter Travis d'Arnaud went down early in the year.
Wilson Ramos is the newest member of the New York Mets, and his addition to the team is a satisfying ending to the J.T. Realmuto trade saga.