Back in November, the Marlins had a pipe dream of acquiring Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo and more from the Dodgers in exchange for J.T. Realmuto. Within the Miami front office, that dream still exists.
Ken Rosenthal had an update on MLB Network’s Hot Stove. Furthermore, Rosenthal says that the Marlins are still hopeful to fetch a big time cornerstone player for their 29-year old catcher.
"The Marlins are not wavering. They want a top 0-3 year player, someone like Cody Bellinger or Ozzie Albies, and on top of that they want some good prospects."@Ken_Rosenthal discusses the latest on the market for J.T. Realmuto on #MLBNHotStove. pic.twitter.com/zmXrul8ZDc
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 3, 2019
This is truly unbelievable. However, you must admire the aspirations of the Miami front office.
The Marlins are not wavering. In exchange for two years of J.T. Realmuto they want a top 0-3 year player. Someone like Cody Bellinger or Ozzie Albies. And on top of that, they want some good prospects.
Look, Realmuto is a fine catcher. Moreover, he would be a great fit for the Los Angeles Dodgers. That said, it’s absolute blasphemy for them to continue to demand players who could be the cornerstone of an entire organization. These are players who remain young, cheap, and don’t play catcher. Bellinger hasn’t entered his prime yet (like Realmuto), and won’t have beat up knees when he’s 29. There is absolutely no reason for the Dodgers to be compelled to deal Bellinger straight up in a deal like this. Then, the Marlins want prospects on top of getting Cody Bellinger?
Walk into your bosses office tomorrow. Demand your salary be doubled, and then tell him that you want the closest parking spot on the lot to be painted with your name on it. Also, you would like a private office with the best view. Then, and only then; will you be existing like the Miami Marlins.
I am simply not sure what type of business they’re trying to conduct, but it’s not realistic. We are reaching a point where it may be time to move on from the Realmuto pursuit for a more realistic option with a lesser price tag.
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