He set career highs last season in home runs (21), RBI (74) and slugging (.484) en route to his first MLB All-Star nomination and Silver Slugger Award.
Nothing wrong with taking a shot, but teams rarely overpay under any circumstances anymore, not in free agency, not in trades.
Realmuto finally being traded will have trickle-down impacts across the competitive spectrum, from improving the Phillies in the NL race, to pushing them perhaps to be even more aggressive on Bryce Harper/Manny Machado.
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak was delighted to have landed "the best catcher in baseball", telling reporters via a conference call, as quoted on MLB.com: "I think the upgrade is pretty significant". That could be the first year of a new deal, or the Phillies could sign Realmuto to a new deal that begins in 2019, essentially voiding his arbitration agreement with the Marlins.
J.T. Realmuto is already one of 2019's big winners. A potential extension hasn't come up just yet. By the skin of his teeth, Berry was right, as the Philadelphia Phillies acquired his client on February 7, five days before Marlins pitchers and catchers were due to report to Jupiter, Florida for Spring Training. "We have every reason to believe he is exactly the type of player that we want representing the Philadelphia Phillies".
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Per NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury, Sanchez suffered a setback with soreness in his collarbone and was held out of the Arizona Fall League. Bronx Bombers' third baseman Miguel Andujar and catcher Gary Sanchez would have gone to Miami to round out the deal, reports Martino.
Sanchez has struck out 191 batters while walking only 43 in 221 minor-league innings.
"Sanchez is the most well-regarded prospect in the deal, a 6-foot right-hander whose fastball sits in the high 90s and tops out over 100 miles per hour", Passan explained. But he also struck out 138 times in 377 at-bats. "It's hard to acquire top players at any position, especially catcher", Klentak said. "We do like Jorge a lot and think he has a great career ahead of him". Realmuto, who will turn 28 next month, went from playing for one of the least financially motivated clubs in the sport to one of the deepest-pocketed teams in baseball. Electric stuff. Three pitch mix.
They were initially said to be targeting a move for Machado whom they met at Citizens Bank Park during his three-city tour in December, but their focus is now said to have shifted toward right-fielder Harper after their face-to-face meeting with him in January.
"This is another acquisition that demonstrates our commitment to winning", Klentak said, "I hope that demonstration would be appealing to free agents".