The Miami Marlins have the opportunity to shape the league’s off-season as a J.T. Realmuto trade becomes more and more likely. Where might the Marlins’ catcher end up?
On Tuesday, J.T. Realmuto‘s agent, Jeff Barry, stirred the Hot Stove Rumor Mill by announcing that his client would not be interested in discussing an extension with the Miami Marlins (Via MLB Network Radio). He also stated that he believes that Realmuto will be wearing a different uniform by the time Spring Training rolls around.
J.T. Realmuto is a fascinating player, as he is one of the best catchers in all of Major League Baseball. He is also the last remnant remaining from Derek Jeter’s fire-sale from last offseason.
In 2018, the Marlins’ backstop hit 21 home runs, drove in 74 RBIs and slashed .277/.340/.484, while leading all MLB catchers with an OPS+ of 131. There is a real shortage of quality catchers, so Realmuto’s availability is going to continue to garner a lot of attention. There are many teams that could target Realmuto as he can be an upgrade for any club. Where might the righty end up?