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GM's GM wants to protect the core group in J.T. Realmuto hunt

Regarding their pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, how Mets chooses his bet, determines his destiny. In light of this, its dealers…

Regarding their pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, how Mets chooses his bet, determines his destiny. In light of this, its dealers to the Fire Department sent an interesting signal to Marlins and other potential trading partners. Wednesday:

The core is holy.

How sacred we will soon discover.

“We have a core group of guys,” said Brodie Van Wagenen, as he, Jeff Wilpon and Mickey Callaway joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa in 90 minutes. “We start looking at a fairly long runway to be competitive. For us to move one of these guys off a big league roster, we do not want to create holes elsewhere. That’s why I’m talking about trying to be additive, Van Wagenen identified seven players with three or more years of control: New acquisitions Robinson Cano (five years) and Edwin Diaz (four), as well as Seth Lugo (four), Robert Gsellman (four), Amed Rosario (five), Brandon Nimmo (four) and Michael Conforto (three).

The last three names call particularly relevant because the trio has been discussed in conversation with Marlins for Realmuto, Miamis All Star prisoners who clearly want to be traded. While Metsna looks seriously at Nimmo as a center point, as Posten Joel Sherman reported, they do not seem open to Conforto trade, which revived his career with a strong second half in 201

8. And it would be hard to find someone to replicate shortstop roseros thanks as he also improved especially during the second half of the year.

JT. Realmuto AP

“We like his speed. We like his power,” says Van Wagenen of Rosario. “He has a high engine, as we call it. “In addition, Van Wagenen said that he likes the thought of Rosario and Cano that goes up in the middle. Rosario benefits from Cano’s experience and Cano that takes energy from Rosario’s high engine.

” He’s like [Jose] Reyes was back in his heyday, and he will continue to improve, “said Callaway of Rosario.” He wants to learn. He wants to get better. He can play every day.

“… It will still be a little swing and miss it next year. It will still be a hunt. But he’ll be better and better and that’s what you want to see from a young player … “I think the sky is the limit for him.”

Van Wagen acknowledged: “I think we have too many left-handed bats in the middle of the lineup for not being entitled to compensate it” and that’s why it’s a deal with it Left-handed Nimmo for right-handed Realmuto could be more palatable; The Director General has publicly acknowledged contact with the Freelance Center, Fielder A.J. Pollock, who hits right-handed and can replace Nimmo.

When discussing Mets historic midseason plum last year, Callaway said: “What most hurt us is when we lost our prisoners [Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki] in back-to-back days. … The catcher is a great position, as we all know, and we take this winter into account. “

Marlinsna has many riders for 27-year-old Realmuto, who has two years left for free agencies (and represented by Van Wagenen until Mets hired him from CAA) and they have proved reluctant to trade him in the National League East. Nimmo as a focal point can not be enough, especially because Mets weakened its farming system with the trade of Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic to Seattle as part of the Cano and Diaz package and, therefore, have not got many secondary pieces to offer.

Van Wagenen has, however, quickly shown his dogthet. Mets seem to be right in Realmuto’s mix until the situation settles with Realmuto elsewhere, Mets acquires someone else to capture or Realmuto tries on a Mets uniform.

With Mike Puma

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