The Mets have had been defensively challenged behind the plate for the last few season. With Wilson Ramos, it was very much “what you see is what you get”. Since then, the Mets have moved on to a much more athletic backstop that also has a gun for an arm.

In the first televised game for the Mets, catcher James McCann threw out Freudis Nova as he attempted to swipe second. The “strike em out, throw em out” double play would end the inning for the Astros.

Mets fans should look forward to McCann not just handling the pitching staff like a true veteran, but also athleticism we haven’t seen from behind the dish in quite a bit… if at all.

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