Mets sign René Rivera

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I guess the Mets are really taking to the phrase, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, because after signing Neil Walker and Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets promptly singed another guy that helped the Mets in 2016, René Rivera.

René was not exceptionally helpful with his bat, only batting 222 with 26 runs batted in, but in was his composure and his performance behind the plate that made him beneficial to last year’s Mets.

René was Noah Syndergaard’s personal catcher down the stretch in 2016, and he helped him immensely with his caught stealing percentage, and eliminated 25% of the stolen bases compared to Travis d’Arnaud’s statistics.

The deal is very simple, it’s a one year deal worth $1.75 million, and it’s worthwhile, as I firmly believe that if there is one place that you want a veteran, experienced, journeyman, it’s a catcher, especially when you have a young and growing pitching staff.

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