Now that the New York Mets have filled two glaring holes on their roster with the Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz deal, they have shifted their focus to their biggest weakness: catcher.
The Mets had previously been in talks with the Miami Marlins about All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, but nothing has come from it (as is the norm with inter-division deals).
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets reached out once again on Tuesday about a potential deal, in the aftermath of their Mariners bombshell.
The Marlins have made several low-ball offers to Realmuto, and his agent has made it clear that his future with the club is all but over.
This deal would be huge for New York, a team that has struggled to find consistency behind the plate. Travis d'Arnaud was supposed to be their guy, but injuries have plagued his career.
They have filled in the catchers spot with guys like Rene Rivera and Jose Lobaton over the years, but they're still searching for the guy who can take over the position full-time.
The Mets are in on J.T. Realmuto. Would they trade Rosario?https://t.co/g04R5It8kZ— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) December 4, 2018
The Marlins have made it clear that it's going to take a good package to lure Realmuto away from them.
With the Mets trading two of their top prospects to the Mariners recently, they may not be that enthusiastic to continue to empty the farm system.
If they want to win now, this is a move they definitely should make, however, if they can.