So, I'm (and probably most of you, too) already thinking about what the team will do to improve for 2018.
One thing that ALWAYS gets brought up is the Catcher's position.
So, here's my personal analysis, take it like you want.
League average catcher production (straight from ESPN):
At Bats: 569
Home Runs: 20
The tandem of Plawecki and d'Arnaud have given us:
Surprisingly, the Mets are listed as the #1 tem in catcher's defense by ESPN. That only takes into account the VASTLY flawed fielding percentage, however. But, looking at the CS rate, they are a tick below average, even with the so called "No d" behind the plate most of the time.
I've said before, I'll say again, the vast amount of the blame for the low CS rate should be laid at the feet of a HORRIBLE job of holding runners on by the pitching staff, particularly the starters.
Looking objectively, the Mets have actually received average to above average production from the catcher's spot this year., both offensively and defensively.
Despite all the hullabaloo that "we need to bring in Weiters" or "we need to get Lucroy" or the ever popular "we need to get a better catcher (without naming said available catcher to get)" the fact of the matter is that we have no reason really to get down on the catchers we have. It's actually an area of lesser concern to me, frankly.