J.T. Realmuto
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Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets are reportedly pushing extremely hard to trade for Miami Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Robby Sabo

The baseball club from Queens is hot for a division rival.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the New York Mets continue to engage the Miami Marlins in discussions regarding NL All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

“Mets continue to talk to Marlins about a trade for All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, sources tell The Athletic. Made contact again today.”

Realmuto, 27, is coming off a career season that saw him hit .277. He smacked 24 home runs while driving in 74 runs. Better yet, he’s a solid defensive catcher who’s garnered the respect of the entire Marlins staff.

With the oft-injured Travis d’Arnaud and very little else in-house, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen seems to be hot for Realmuto.

Rosenthal reports Miami is looking for “at least one controllable major-league talent” in exchange for the All-Star backstop.

“Marlins want at least one controllable major-league asset as centerpiece for Realmuto. Mets have Conforto/Nimmo/Rosario, but would need to replace whoever they traded in FA market or other deals. Teams engaged. NYM aggressive.”

Due to this idea, the names of Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Amed Rosario have been bandied about—to the chagrin of much of the fanbase.

Whatever happens, will happen, but it’s clear what label the organization stamped as its strategy. It’s a win-now mentality with an aggressive young general manager making the hot stove rounds in both leagues.

Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are already here. Will J.T. Realmuto be next? Will Noah Syndergaard own a new address soon?

Stay tuned. The New York Mets are making moves.

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