The Astros, Reds and Braves are nonetheless as effectively.
Realmuto talks are mentioned to be gaining momentum, with the Dodgers and Padres believed most distinguished in discussions at second. LA has the necessity and the younger gamers to commerce (Verdugo, and so forth.) and is logical. Reds, Braves, Astros amongst others with curiosity.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 25, 2019
Los Angeles not too long ago acquired catcher Russell Martin from the Blue Jays in a commerce, however that transfer will not be anticipated to maintain them from going after Realmuto who’s coming off of three excellent years with the Marlins.
The Dodgers additionally signed outfielder A.J. Pollock this week which gave them each good bat at an affordable value, but it surely gave them a a lot wanted righty of their lineup.
Realmuto would give them that as effectively. It will additionally enable them to solidify their catching place after Yasmani Grandal left for the Brewers by way of free company.
As for the Padres, in the event that they resolve to promote the farm for Realmuto, no workforce can compete with what they can provide up. San Diego completed final season with 10 gamers among the many top-100 prospects in baseball in keeping with MLB Pipeline.
As for the Astros, Braves and Reds although, all three have wants on the catcher spot, with Atlanta and Cincinnati much less so than Houston, and so they have excellent methods themselves. In the event that they actually wish to get a deal executed, they will swing it.
Nonetheless, in keeping with the report, it is the Dodgers and Padres who appear essentially the most motivated to land the catcher in the intervening time.