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MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Catcher: J.T. Realmuto

J.T. Realmuto is a familiar name for Mets fans. Over the winter, when it was quite clear the Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki tag team wasn’t going to cut it, many wanted to see them add the Miami Marlins’ backstop. Derek Jeter held onto him, hopefully setting up for a future trade with the Mets in the upcoming offseason.

Fat chance. Slim chance. No chance?

Plenty of teams want Realmuto. He might be a top-five catcher and when you factor in his low salary and control remaining, he’s even more valuable.

It would take a miracle to steal Realmuto away from the Marlins. However, the Mets do have the bank account to make such a move.

The Marlins, despite their regular losing, don’t have a farm system to envy. The fact that they’ve also moved on from Justin Bour could mean interest in Peter Alonso. I know this isn’t what Mets fans want to hear, but for a catcher like Realmuto, an unknown slugger in the minor leagues is worth considering. If you’re looking for the best available solution out there, he’s in Miami.

Obviously, it would take more than Alonso to nab Realmuto. Throw in some more talent and maybe these Fish bite. I have to believe a good young pitcher would get them drooling a bit more.

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