Free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos is attending baseball's winter meetings to meet with prospective teams, and his market appears to be taking shape.
The catcher met with Milwaukee on Monday in a session that sources told McCalvy was "very good." Ramos also sat down with the Mets on Monday.
The Brewers had the best record in the NL last season but did so with some of the worst catching in the major leagues. Erik Kratz and Manny Pina were the Brewers' primary backstops in 2018, and all of the team's catchers combined to hit .238/.294/.363 while being worth just 1.1 fWAR.
Mets catchers were also among the worst in baseball last season, and the team has just three catchers on its current roster, including the injury-plagued Travis d'Arnaud. New York has also been reported to be a possible trade partner for the Miami Marlins and their All-Star catcher, J.T. Realmuto.
Oakland and Minnesota could both stand to upgrade behind the plate. The A's starting catcher in 2018, Jonathan Lucroy, is also a free agent, while Minnesota - which originally signed Ramos out of Venezuela in 2004 - is likely to start Jason Castro behind the plate in 2019.
Ramos, a former Silver Slugger winner, split last season between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies and hit .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers and 70 RBIs across 416 total plate appearances. He threw out 14 would-be base-stealers and was worth minus-five defensive runs saved. The 31-year-old was named an All-Star for the second time but did not play in the game due to an injury.