A good portion of MLB teams are in need of a catcher and J.T. Realmuto is hands down one of the best in the game and the best currently on the market.
Enter the Atlanta Braves, who have reportedly made a convincing offer to Miami for Realmuto and though the Marlins would like him out of the NL East, a trade between the clubs is looking probable.
Sources indicate the Braves have a strong offer on the table for Marlins All Star Catcher J.T. Realmuto. MIA may prefer him dealt outside of NL East, but at this point team is operating as though a trade is likely to happen.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 7, 2018
This isn't Atlanta's first attempt to pry the 27-year-old from Miami.
The Braves re-entered their names in the Realmuto sweepstakes earlier this offseason, and though they've got enough prospects to get a deal done, it must be noted that one insider is pumping the breaks on this morning's report:
Regarding report braves made “strong” offer for realmuto, source says braves have yet to make any offer for realmuto. They do make some sense as they seek a catcher and have big prospects, but no legs to this story now.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 7, 2018
In 2018, Realmuto slashed .277/.340/.484 in 531 plate appearances, so he is certainly worth the price of admission. T