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Should the dodgers trade for J.T. Realmuto?

It was highly anticipated that Manny Machado and Bryce Harper competitions would cause the most drama of this offseason. While it may still be the case, another player's contest has become something you wish you could watch reality tv. Enter J.T. Realmuto, a 27-year-old prisoner for Miami Marlins. By many, he is considered to be the best prisoner in all baseball. In 2018 he led all prisoners with a 4.3 WAR. He hit .277, and had 21 home runs to accompany 74 runs in. Marlins knows he is the best player in baseball, and it will take care of life to acquire him. With the best baseball captain available, Dodgers seems like the perfect fit, right? After all, their former prisoner, Yasmani Grandal, is a free agent, and LA is likely not to make Austin Barnes his lead-in forwards. Miami has also come out saying that they do not want to trade Realmuto within its division. Advantage Dodgers, right? You would think that an agreement should have been deducted. However, Miami has a pricing set, and it seems that they do not intend to scream away from it. As expected, LA has shown interest in Realmuto. As expected, Marlins resisted a high demand. Some well-appointed prospects were mentioned in the store, which does not come as much of a surprise. The real shock came when Miami also wanted LA to include Cody Bellinger. No thanks. Sure, it's best to get the best player in one place, but it's nowhere worth…

It was highly anticipated that Manny Machado and Bryce Harper competitions would cause the most drama of this offseason. While it may still be the case, another player’s contest has become something you wish you could watch reality tv.

Enter J.T. Realmuto, a 27-year-old prisoner for Miami Marlins. By many, he is considered to be the best prisoner in all baseball. In 2018 he led all prisoners with a 4.3 WAR. He hit .277, and had 21 home runs to accompany 74 runs in.

Marlins knows he is the best player in baseball, and it will take care of life to acquire him.

With the best baseball captain available, Dodgers seems like the perfect fit, right? After all, their former prisoner, Yasmani Grandal, is a free agent, and LA is likely not to make Austin Barnes his lead-in forwards.

Miami has also come out saying that they do not want to trade Realmuto within its division. Advantage Dodgers, right?

You would think that an agreement should have been deducted. However, Miami has a pricing set, and it seems that they do not intend to scream away from it.

As expected, LA has shown interest in Realmuto. As expected, Marlins resisted a high demand. Some well-appointed prospects were mentioned in the store, which does not come as much of a surprise. The real shock came when Miami also wanted LA to include Cody Bellinger.

No thanks.

Sure, it’s best to get the best player in one place, but it’s nowhere worth the cost of several top levels AND one of the brightest young baseball players.

Do not surprise, the dodgers do not budge.

With Metsna, as many expected to be a favorite to land Realmuto probably out of the contests, Dodgers again seems to be the clear favorites. There is no doubt that LA has the power to get an agreement.

However, the question is worth it?

Yes, as I mentioned, LA would get the best captive in all baseball. But is it worth the cost?

You’re likely to separate ways with Alex Verdugo, LA’s No. 1 prospect. In addition, they are likely to deviate with Keibert Ruiz, LA’s 2nd prospect, and highly valued prospects for the future. On top of it they were likely to throw in a challenger. I doubt they include Bellinger, so let’s just say it’s Yasiel Puig.

It’s way too much.

If Dodgers does not bid, there are still some options available in free agencies. With Ruiz probably one year left, LA would just have to look for a one-year contract.

Of the best, it would be the easiest way to get back to Grandal for a year. Yes, he had a rough end of the season, but there is no doubt that he is still one of the better offensive captives in the game.

He had a 3.3-war last season to accompany 24 home runners, some of the highest for MLB captives. At present he is clearly the best prisoner left.

Another option would be Martín Maldonado. Offensive, he is very limited. He beat only nine home runs last year and hit .225 with an OPS of only .627. But he is probably the best defensive player in baseball.

He was a final dealer in Gold Glove 2018 and took home in 2017. Although LA would take a strike on the offensive side of the position, they would massively upgrade on the defensive side.

These are really the two best options for LA in the free trade market. Some other remarkable names are Jonathan Lucroy, Matt Wieters and Nick Hundley.

With the catching market getting narrower in the day, dodgers must make decisions, and they have to make a quick one. They have the assets to pull off the move. The question is, do they really need do it?

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Should the dodgers trade for J.T. Realmuto?

39%

Yes

(77 votes)

  • 60%

    No

    (118 votes)



195 votes in total

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