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The Mets are finalizing a four-year, $40 million contract with free agent catcher James McCann.
The Mets and McCann have been working towards a deal the past few days and ultimately agreed on a four-year contract. He slashed .289/.360/.536 with seven homers, 15 RBI, 20 runs scored and one stolen base over 31 games for the White Sox in 2020. McCann is expected to be the Mets’ primary catcher and should see everyday at-bats next season. The 30-year-old is a borderline C1 in upcoming 2021 fantasy baseball drafts.
Andy Martino of SNY reports free agent catcher James McCann is in "serious talks" with the Mets.
McCann and the Mets have been connected for a couple of weeks now. Robert Murray of FanSided recently reported that McCann could get a four-year deal, which was surprising to hear with how slow free agency has been so far. The Mets are also being linked to George Springer right now.
The Mets are in "active talks" with free agent C James McCann, per Robert Murray of FanSided.
McCann reportedly is working with the Mets on a four-year deal. "A deal is not yet close, but it is looking increasingly likely he will land a four-year deal," Murray added. The 30-year-old is the second best catcher on the free agent market behind JT Realmuto. McCann slashed .289/.360/.536 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 20 runs over 111 plate appearances for the White Sox in shortened a 2020 campaign.
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports free agent C James McCann is receiving interest from the Yankees, Mets, Cardinals, and Angels.
Heyman adds that the Phillies would have interest if they lose J.T. Realmuto. Additionally, he notes that the White Sox still like McCann, but they have Yasmani Grandal and McCann is realistically a starter moving forward.
Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann went 2-for-2 with a homer, two runs, an RBI, and two walks in a 9-5 win over the Cubs.
The backup catcher continues to rake whenever his bat is in the lineup. He has a .289 average, seven homers, 20 runs, 15 RBI, and a steal in 97 at-bats.