Phillies acquire J.T. Realmuto, may help them land Bryce Harper, too

Phillies acquire J.T. Realmuto, may help them land Bryce Harper, too

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal. By the skin of his teeth, Berry was right, as the Philadelphia Phillies acquired his client on February 7, five days before Marlins pitchers and catchers were due to report to Jupiter, Florida for Spring Training. "In a game where the Marlins happened to beat the Nationals in Miami, J.T. had the game winning hit-a little flare to right field-and he made like a great play in the field, threw a guy out and after the game Harper publicly said, 'If we had that guy we would have won'".

The reason for that is that the Marlins asking price has been extremely high, mainly because they are unhappy with the returns they got for the other stars they traded a year ago like Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. Last fall his agent, Jeff Berry, said Realmuto informed the Marlins he wouldn't sign a long-term contract with them and predicted a trade.

"We're talking about the best catcher in all of baseball, so of course he was popular", Hill said. He hit.262 with 10 homers in his first full major league season a year ago.

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"In Sanchez we saw a front-of-the-rotation starter", Hill said. He's expected to start this year in Double-A, and Stewart will begin in Single-A. He slugged 28 extra base hits, 10 home runs, totaling 140 total bases in 2018. The Phils are in on both of those mega free agents. Alfaro struck out in 40 percent of his at bats last season while walking just 18 times in 377 plate appearances.

In fact, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies are hoping the Realmuto addition makes Philly an even more appealing landing spot for either of the 26-year-old superstars. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets that two of the other organizations that had been pursuing Realmuto now believe he's destined to land with the Phils.

Berry made another bold declaration late in 2018 - whether the Marlins traded Realmuto or not, the Silver Slugger Award victor had no intention of signing an extension to remain with the Marlins past the 2020 season, when he can become eligible for free-agency.

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