Philadelphia Phillies: Ranking possible J.T. Realmuto landing spots

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 09: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on September 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 09: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on September 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Will the New York Mets make a big splash by signing J.T. Realmuto?

This year’s crop of free agents isn’t very deep, so competition for the top talents will be intense. With every free agent and possible trade candidate, you have to include the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees because the unwritten rules say so. But it’s another New York team that may dominate the conversation this winter.

New York Mets fans are, rightfully, eager to see how this offseason unfolds with a new vibe and injection of cash flow in the front office known as Steve Cohen.

Marcus Stroman accepted New York’s qualifying offer, seemingly swayed by the promises of ownership to return the Mets to prominence, and there’s a good chance New York will be in heavy contention for acquiring the top pitching free agent in Trevor Bauer. But that may not be the only big ticket addition.

The Mets have a quality lineup ready to roll out again in 2021, but there is a massive hole behind the plate that needs to be filled. What better way to show one of the more…let’s say passionate…fanbases in baseball that you’re serious about winning than to take one of your rival’s star players and put him in your lineup?

It’s been pretty easy recently to have a good laugh at the expense of the Mets, but those tables could be turned pretty quickly if they roll out a duo of Jacob deGrom and J.T. Realmuto every five days.