Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Phillies land elite catcher J.T. Realmuto in blockbuster trade

Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Acquire JT Realmuto From Marlins
Cassandra Castillo | 09 February, 2019, 12:43

After months of speculation over what they'd do, the Marlins traded Realmuto on Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in global signing bonus pool allocation. He reports that top Phillies pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez would join young backstop Jorge Alfaro as the two key pieces of the package.

If Giancarlo Stanton represented the Miami Marlins poor effort by way of reasonable return on value, catcher J.T. Realmuto symbolizes the exact opposite.

Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM tweeted that he expects a deal to occur today, while MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported the growing momentum with the Philadelphia organization specifically.

Long, long, long, long trade story short: when Realmuto is finally moved, I expect some other things will shake out relatively soon thereafter.

The Marlins had been in discussions with numerous teams for Realmuto since the end of last season.

"We're talking about the best catcher in all of baseball, so of course he was popular", Hill said.

Alfaro is expected to replace Realmuto as Miami's starting catcher.

More news: Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick

Sanchez in 48 games over four seasons in the minors is 15-12 with a 2.48 ERA with 191 strikeouts in 221 1/3 innings. The last player involved in the deal is a pitcher that took some time to develop but looks to be a back half of the rotation guy or someone that could be turned into a useful pen arm.

Hill said Sanchez would start out at Double A Jacksonville while Stewart will begin at Single A Jupiter.

He was also selected to his first All-Star game and won a Silver Slugger award.

He will also have a big impact on a Phillies' offense that was inconsistent last season.

Realmuto, a former third-round pick, slashed.277/.340/.484 with 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, an.825 OPS and a 4.8 fWAR in 2018, while playing for a Marlins team that went 63-98.

Realmuto was in his second season of arbitration eligibility this winter. He's been on the trade block all offseason - and before that - as the 27-year-old is both a standout and can't be a free agent until 2021.

Shortly before the trade was completed, the attendance-challenged Marlins announced a reduction in ticket prices, with seats available this season for as little as $10.

Recommended

Amazon might be reconsidering its second headquarters in NY Amazon might be reconsidering its second headquarters in NY It's very likely that this strong public outcry is one of the primary factors for Amazon to be allegedly rethinking its plans. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose district spans parts of Queens and the Bronx, has also criticized Amazon .

Amnesty calls for halt to arms sales to Saudi-led coalition Amnesty calls for halt to arms sales to Saudi-led coalition The then-Republican controlled House blocked a vote on a Yemen-related resolution. The State Department said it was investigating the allegations.

Father leaves baby on train - and then it leaves without him Father leaves baby on train - and then it leaves without him According to a police statement, the father was accused of acting "menacing" towards the train operator after the fact. He and the other smoker are seen shouting and banging desperately on the doors before the train moves slowly off.

Jaguar Land Rover to Revamp Chinese Dealer Network After Loss Jaguar Land Rover to Revamp Chinese Dealer Network After Loss Sales in China fell 47% y-o-y last quarter offsetting 21% and 18.4% increase in North America and the United Kingdom respectively. Of the £3.4 billion, £3.1 billion (RM16.30 billion) accounted for the write-down on the value of its investments.

National Basketball Association trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies National Basketball Association  trade deadline: Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies The team values him as a mentor for rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., and Conley was not eager to be dealt, a separate ESPN report added. Wright is a nice wing to add, and extra picks are never bad, but a second-rounder from the Raptors isn't exactly that exciting.

22 dead in measles outbreak in several regions in the Philippines 22 dead in measles outbreak in several regions in the Philippines The QC Health Department is likewise tracing "active defaulters" or children who have missed their scheduled measles immunization. The City Health Department has noted an increase in parents availing of anti-measles vaccinations in Cebu City.

Chris Brown And Offset Clash Online Over 21 Savage Meme Chris Brown And Offset Clash Online Over 21 Savage Meme If you don't get yo a hip a hop a hibbet a hibbet to the hip hip hop and ya don't stop the rockin facea** out of my comments. That only seemed to annoy Chris , though, who told Offset to "fight me" in a lengthy rant that read: 'F*CK YOU LIL BOY.

There Might Be A Camera Inside The Galaxy Note 10's Stylus There Might Be A Camera Inside The Galaxy Note 10's Stylus Like in case with all other patents, it's not like we would see the new functionality on the Galaxy Note 9 successor. Honestly though, that sounds like kind of a faff - busting out the S-Pen every time you want to practice your pout.

Apple will remove screen recording apps if they don't own up Apple will remove screen recording apps if they don't own up These apps have been found to literally record your iPhone screen, without asking for your permission or notifying you about it. This technology essentially takes screenshots when you use their app and sends those back to the companies.

Ariana Grande Slams Grammys Producer: 'You're Lying About Me' Ariana Grande Slams Grammys Producer: 'You're Lying About Me' With streaming providing the masses with "instant" access to the entire album at once, songs are aging at a far faster rate. Just two days before the Grammys , Ariana is all set to release her brand new single from the " Thank U, Next " album.

Huawei says it is open to digital 'supervision' Huawei says it is open to digital 'supervision' Huawei has come under scrutiny by U.S. allies concerned its equipment could be used by Chinese intelligence. We would not do this in any country, ' Mr Ding said.

Verdict of Trump’s ‘second periodic physical exam’: president in ‘very good health’ Verdict of Trump’s ‘second periodic physical exam’: president in ‘very good health’ Jackson, became an Internet sensation past year for his public pronouncement that Trump has " incredibly good genes ". At the time, Trump faced questions about his mental fitness after the book Fire and Fury was released.

Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political crisis Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political crisis While she is not calling for any criminal or civil action to be taken against Fairfax, she says he should step down. Northam quickly apologized and indicated he was one of the two individuals pictured, though he didn't say which.

France recalls Italy ambassador amid diplomatic row over 'yellow vests' meeting France recalls Italy ambassador amid diplomatic row over 'yellow vests' meeting And the Italian government last fall accused France of dumping underage migrants over the border without authorization. Italy's two deputy prime ministers have goaded French President Emmanuel Macron on a host of inflammatory issues.

Climate change: Warmest decade to come on record Climate change: Warmest decade to come on record In addition to the loss of sea ice, ice continues to melt from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, according to Schmidt. The record data according to WMO, the year 2016 with an increase of 1.2 degrees above the pre-industrial Mediterranean.