Klentak: Phillies Remain in Free-Agent Market Despite Trading for Realmuto

Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still unsigned as are a handful of other big names. He would check in periodically and said the talks with Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill didn't "heat up" until Sunday.

With Realmuto no longer available, the Dodgers seem poised to go into Spring Training with Russell Martin and Austin Barnes as their primary catchers. So it would behoove the Phillies to try to sign him to a long-term deal this offseason, as opposed to next, when it may cost even more to secure him past the 2020 season.

The Philadelphia Phillies made a major move towards contending for a playoff spot on Thursday, acquiring catcher JT Realmuto from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three players and an global bonus slot. "So there's going to be inherent risk with everyone who throws the ball". He's expected to start this year in Double-A, and Stewart will begin in Single-A. "If that's what he does in our uniform, that's still the best catcher in baseball, but I'd be lying if I told you we didn't think there was some chance playing half his games in Citizens Bank Park wouldn't make him better".

"In Sanchez we saw a front-of-the-rotation starter", Hill said. He's spent all five major league seasons with the Marlins, who selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft.

Sanchez has struck out 191 batters while walking only 43 in 221 minor-league innings. He won't be eligible for free agency until 2024. He smashed 21 home runs to go along with 74 runs batted in and a.277 average. Alfaro struck out in 40 percent of his at bats last season while walking just 18 times in 377 plate appearances.

The Phillies remain confident that they will land one of the big free agents this season and they made their intent clear about being ready to spend "stupid" money when they met the Marlins' demands when so many other teams were unwilling. He hit.262 with 10 homers in his first full major league season past year and showed a strong arm, but had 11 errors and 10 passed balls. The Phillies also reportedly kicked in some global bonus-slot money.

He is the fifth big-name player the Marlins have traded away since Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman bought the team and launched a rebuild. In 260 career Marlins home games, Realmuto slashed just.245/.294/.384 with 55 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs, 106 RBI and 60 walks. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna as well as second baseman Dee Gordon were all shipped off before the start of the 2018 season.

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