Sounds Like JT Realmuto is FINALLY Going to Be Traded

10 February, 2019, 08:41 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade

While the deal will drain the Phillies farm system, the team still has deep pockets and it won't change the pursuits of Harper or Machado. Because plenty of folks in baseball still expect the Phillies to come away with one of those 26-year-old superstars before opening day.

Realmuto not only gives the Phils another bat but also a veteran behind the plate. "I think the upgrade is pretty significant". He slugged 28 extra base hits, 10 home runs, totaling 140 total bases in 2018. Realmuto seems more likely to target an average annual salary in the range of Posey's $19.875 million per season, though Martin's five-year contract length is more realistic than the eight years that Posey signed for after winning the National League MVP in his age-26 season.

Nothing wrong with taking a shot, but teams rarely overpay under any circumstances anymore, not in free agency, not in trades.

"We've heard nothing but outstanding things about J.T. Realmuto and his worth ethic and his makeup and his leadership, the type of teammate he is", Klentak said. His major drawback as a hitter is his high strikeout rate.

Realmuto, 27, was named to his first all-star game last season, hitting.277/.340/.484 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs in 125 games with the Marlins. "The entire offseason was consumed with where Realmuto may wind up, and he was finally dealt six days before pitchers and catchers workouts begin for the Marlins".

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Klentak said he first inquired about Realmuto last summer and again early in the offseason. Electric stuff. Three pitch mix.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post cites multiple sources (Twitter link) for the proposition that the negotiations are "down to physical reviews" and the supplemental prospect pieces in the swap.

"From our standpoint, that didn't play into the equation at all", Hill said.

Here's the issue: Sanchez experienced elbow inflammation parts of the last two seasons and was forced to skip the Arizona Fall League after soreness in his collarbone set in. A rebuilding project for the perennial also-rans will probably continue for several years under CEO Derek Jeter, whose group bought the franchise after the 2017 season.

The Phillies remain confident that they will land one of the big free agents this season and they made their intent clear about being ready to spend "stupid" money when they met the Marlins' demands when so many other teams were unwilling. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna as well as second baseman Dee Gordon were all shipped off before the start of the 2018 season.

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