The Braves have a "strong offer on the table" to trade for Marlins C J.T. Realmuto, reports Craig Mish of SiriusXM.
Mish, who said the Marlins are operating as though a trade -- to the Braves or elsewhere -- is likely to happen, with the asking price reportedly being a "high-end" young pitching prospect and a position player.
The 27-year-old Realmuto is eligible for arbitration in 2019 and 2020, after which he can be a free agent. MLBTradeRumors projects Realmuto will make $6.1 million in 2019, which would be a ridiculous bargain for whoever he plays for.
Realmuto hit .277/.340/.484 with 21 homers in 125 games in 2018. Offensively, he has gotten better each of the last three seasons, with his OPS rising from .771 to .783 to .825.
If the Marlins are indeed seeking a young high-end pitching prospect and position player for Realmuto, perhaps the Mets could pique Miami's interest by offering RHP Justin Dunn (a Top 100 prospect in baseball) and one of Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, or Amed Rosario -- or even Peter Alonso.
The question for the Mets would then be whether it's worth it to trade that much talent and years of player control while weakening another area of the roster in order to acquire Realmuto.