Rubin reports that if the Mets choose to sign a free agent catcher, that Olivo would be at the top of their list. The Mets have been looking for a right-handed hitting catcher to compliment incumbent Josh Thole, a left-handed batter.
Olivo, 34, hit .222/.239/.381 for the Seattle Mariners last year as a part-time player. He slugged 12 home runs in the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, the home stadium for the Mariners. Olivo threw out 31% of players that tried to run on him in 2012, and has done so at a 34% clip over his 11 year playing career.
Olivo earned $6 million over the last two seasons, more specifically making $3.5 million last season for the Seattle Mariners.
The Rubin article also mentions the Mets see Matt Treanor as comparable to in-house option Mike Nickeas, and are wary of Chris Snyder's back.