C Wilson Ramos
Signing a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians in 2021, Wilson Ramos only saw a bit more than $300k due to injuries. There is more than likely a desire from both sides for a second chance. The Indians didn’t get their money’s worth from Ramos and that was even with an adjusted salary, and Ramos didn’t show he could still go. Both sides have a reason to run it back.
For Ramos, it’s obvious, he wants to get paid and prove he can still play. He only played in nine games for the Tribe and hit just .226 but his two home runs and seven RBI’s were starting to give fans hope that for the first time since Yan Gomes left, that the Indians had a consistent and reliable offensive catcher.
Yes, Perez had that one year but that’s exactly he, he just had that one year. With saying the team needs to move on from Perez due to his salary, the Indians need to bring back one of their three major names at the position. Austin Hedges doesn’t appear to be the answer and even if Ramos is 34 next year, that’s still a better option than going back to Hedges.
Hopefully, as mentioned before, the Indians can bring back Perez on a much more affordable contract after declining his team option, but if they can’t, Ramos has to be a priority.