The Mets had been aggressive in their efforts to trade for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, who the Marlins are expected to deal. Here's the latest...
Jan. 8, 3:25 PM:
The Braves and Marlins reportedly stopped talking about a trade for Realmuto, but according to SiriusXM's Craig Mish, talks have resurfaced. Mish believes that Atlanta is trying to wait out the Marlins.
Though the Mets signed Wilson Ramos, Realmuto being added to the Braves -- the 2018 NL East division winners -- wouldn't be the most ideal situation. The Braves also brought back veteran C Brian McCann this offseason.
Dec. 16, 5:01 PM:
With the Mets signing free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, pending a physical, they are out on a potential trade for Realmuto, notes SNY's Andy Martino.
Dec. 15, 10:17 PM:
The Braves do not plan to have any further talks with the Marlins about trading for Realmuto, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Dec. 15, 6:34 PM:
The Braves are a "slight favorite" to acquire Realmuto, reports Craig Mish of Sirius XM Radio. The Braves are currently ahead of the Mets and Yankees in the race for Realmuto, while the Reds, Rays, and Padres are also in the mix, but further behind.
Dec. 13, 1:50 PM:
The Mets' current talks with the Marlins for only Realmuto revolve around either Brandon Nimmo or Michael Conforto as the centerpiece of a deal -- not Amed Rosario, with the Marlins also interested in Mets prospects Andres Gimenez, Ronny Mauricio, and Mark Vientos, reports Tim Healey of Newsday.
In potential three-team talks with Syndergaard involved, the Mets have discussed a deal that would send Syndergaard to San Diego, Realmuto the Mets, and prospects to the Marlins, reports SNY's Andy Martino.
Dec. 12, 8:11 PM:
The Mets consider Realmuto their top catching target, but feel the Marlins' current asking price "exorbitant," according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Dec. 12, 3:14 PM:
The Mets believe Realmuto is still a possibility for them, notes Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who says his "sense" is that the Mets are "perhaps willing to mull" parting with Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, and David Peterson. Sherman, who did not clarify whether he meant one of Rosario or Nimmo plus Peterson (or another iteration), believes Noah Syndergaard is off the table.
Dec. 12, 1:22 PM:
The Reds have "jumped into" the mix for Realmuto, according to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, who notes that a package would be led by top outfield prospect Taylor Trammell. According to Mish, the Braves are also involved.
Dec. 11, 9.55 PM:
The Phillies "don't have enough" to trade for Realmuto, a source told NBC Sports' Jim Salisbury.
Dec. 11, 6:52 PM:
Ken Rosenthal said on MLB Network that he believes the Mets will get Realmuto.
"It sounds to me, trying to sift through this, that the Mets are the team," he said. "They are pushing this the hardest, they want him the most, and they're going to find a way to get him."
Dec. 11, 5:56 PM:
The Mets remain interested in Realmuto, but are prepared to pivot to free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal, SNY's Andy Martino reported.
Dec. 11, 4:40 PM:
The Phillies are involved in trade talks for Realmuto, according to MLB.com's Jon Morosi.
Dec. 11, 3:32 PM:
The Mets remain open to trading Amed Rosario as part of a deal for Realmuto, reports Martino, who says the Mets are not as reluctant to move Rosario as they're saying publicly.
While the Mets remain aggressive on Realmuto, the three-team trade talks involving Syndergaard, the Marlins and the Yankees were not progressing as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Morosi.
Dec. 11, 12:03 PM:
The Yankees are willing to trade Miguel Andujar, who could be a potential fit to go to the Marlins for Realmuto, according to multiple reports.