The Braves are setting the hot stove on fire this morning irrespective of the nice weather. First this:
Sources indicate the Braves have a strong offer on the table for Marlins All Star Catcher J.T. Realmuto. MIA may prefer him dealt outside of NL East, but at this point team is operating as though a trade is likely to happen.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 7, 2018
Here’s the potential price tag:
Sources also indicate Marlins are asking price on Realmuto is a high end young pitching prospect and a position player. A potential two for one.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 7, 2018
It’s seemed very odd that Miami has held onto a trade target like J.T. Realmuto as long as they have. But no longer, as they don’t mind seeing last year’s 4.8 WAR catcher another 18-19 times a year wearing a different uniform. The Braves definitely have the depth to trade a high-end prospect and position player for Realmuto, and the price even seems low when considering he might be moving to a division rival.
For anyone who wanted to see the bullpen improved, boy howdy there’s this:
Craig Kimbrel, with World Series now secured, appears to be a target for the Braves. Bring that career 31.8% K-BB rate on over here. Now. Braves Country sees you, Anthopoulos. And we see you preparing to upgrade big and in a hurry.