The New York Mets have reportedly signed catcher James McCann to a four-year contract. McCann, a former all-star, is with the Mets on a 4-year, $40 million contract. Ken Rosenthal was on it early before the talks emerged as super serious.
McCann is 30 years old and was with the Chicago White Sox for the past two seasons. A seven-year veteran and former all-star are looking to lock things down as the Mets’ everyday starter.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the two sides being close on the deal, followed up on a deal’s closing.
Free-agent catcher James McCann closing in on four-year contract with Mets in $40M range, sources tell The Athletic. Talks are in final stages, deal will be pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2020
In 2020, McCann only found his way into the lineup half of the time. McCann played in 31 games for the White Sox while hitting .289/.360/.536 with seven home runs and 15 RBI. He was battling for time behind the plate with Yasmani Grandal, who the White Sox brought in last offseason.
On the other hand, the Mets are proving that they are going to take steps to sign big-name players and get the job done. Since Steve Cohen finished up his deal with ownership to take over, he has made it clear that he will be making moves to get this team into a competitive state once again.