​The latest buzz concerning J.T. Realmuto held that there were reportedly six teams in trade walks with Miami for their lauded catcher: the Braves, Dodgers, Astros, Padres, Rays, and Reds.


Well, we have an update in regards to the Dodgers' pursuit of the 27-year-old, as Los Angeles has made acquiring him their main objective this offseason, per insider Bob Nightengale.

​​The Dodgers have been linked with Realmuto for quite some time, but the fact that they are making him such a priority is a bit surprising considering ​the deal they made for Russell Martin in mid-January. 


Joe Frisaro, Marlins writer for MLB.com, has recently reported that the team has been asking for the Dodgers' top prospect, catcher Keibert Ruiz, as part of any Realmuto deal.

The Dodgers have another attractive catching prospect in the form of Will Smith. They could very well trade a package highlighted by Ruiz for Realmuto, then take a crack at installing Smith behind the plate if Realmuto departs in free agency in two years. But there's obvious risk involved in that type of play.


We are just playing the hypothetical game here. But one immutable fact remains true in the race for the notorious JTM: the rebuilding Marlins are going to hold out until they feel they've received an absolute can't-miss offer.