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At the winter meetings in December, we reported the Mets, Yankees and Marlins were talking about a three-way trade involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto. At the time, we heard that Miami asked about Gary Sanchez or Miguel Andujar.
Well, get this. Today we learned, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks, the exact proposal that Miami made: It was Realmuto to the Mets, Syndergaard to the Yankees, and Andujar plus Sanchez to the Marlins. Joel Sherman of The Post tweeted similar information a few minutes ago.
The Mets were willing to move Syndergaard in the right deal, and the Yankees wanted him. The Mets desperately wanted Realmuto. But the asking price from Miami to make it work was simply untenable.
In direct talks with the Mets, the Marlins wanted two of Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, and Amed Rosario, plus prospects.
Miami ended up trading Realmuto to Philadelphia for a far lesser package than any discussed in December, headlined by pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez and catcher Jorge Alfaro.