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Press of Atlantic City Feb 13, 2019
J.T. Realmuto will wear a regal Phillies number

J.T. Realmuto will wear a regal Phillies number

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The magic numbers in Phillies history are 1, 14, 32 and 36. The names attached to them are Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, and Robin Roberts. All of them are Hall of Famers whose numbers will…
Realmuto 'happy' to be with Phillies, would welcome Bryce Harper as a teammate

Realmuto 'happy' to be with Phillies, would welcome Bryce Harper as a teammate

Sitting at his home in Oklahoma City, J.T. Realmuto was waiting by his phone with his bags packed waiting on a destination. Then the call came on Thursday afternoon that he was heading to Philadelphia. "My wife and I already had the truck packed up and ready to go, we just didn't know if we were driving to Arizona, Jupiter, or Clearwater," Realmuto said with a laugh. "When we got the call we left that night."The All-Star catcher arrived in Clearwater on Friday afternoon and was with the club on Tuesday as pitchers and catchers opened up camp. The first official workout is Wednesday."In...
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 11, 2019
On J.T. Realmuto to Philly

On J.T. Realmuto to Philly

The Marlins have a type, and the Astros aren’t it. During 2019’s molasses-slow offseason, the J.T. Realmuto trade saga has been one of the dominant stories since the season drew to a close. With roughly half-a-dozen suitors in the mix and rumors of exorbitant asking prices, trade talks dominated chatter for months until the Marlins and Phillies finally consummated a deal last week. The Astros had been linked to Realmuto both before and after the signing of Robinson Chirinos, but never appeared close to striking a deal for a player that most consider to be baseball’s best active...
Fish Stripes Feb 11, 2019
How the Phillies got J.T. Realmuto (and why Marlins didn’t take other teams’ offers)

How the Phillies got J.T. Realmuto (and why Marlins didn’t take other teams’ offers)

The Marlins were eventually willing to compromise on their initial asking price, but may have scared away a few suitors during the process. The Marlins were reasonably compensated on Thursday when trading star catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Phillies. They came away with a new No. 1 prospect (Sixto Sánchez), a controllable and toolsy replacement behind the plate (Jorge Alfaro), a projectable left-hander (Will Stewart) and an extra $250,000 to allocate toward international amateur free agency. However, no transaction happens in a vacuum. All of the other mighty veteran assets that new Marlins...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 11, 2019
Phillies daily links: 2/11/19

Phillies daily links: 2/11/19

We’re back! Well, that was an exciting week. The team made major news by acquiring the best catcher (and potential MVP candidate) in J.T. Realmuto. Yes, the price was high and those are don’t agree with it will have to eventually come to terms with it, but as has been mentioned, you can’t really argue that the team is better now than they were at this time last week. Anyway, we’ve got you covered, so as the kids say - on to the links! Here at The Good Phight: We had a lot of Realmuto news here. Let’s start with a different take on the trade: why the team most likely did the...
That Balls Outta Here Feb 10, 2019

Phillies: The defensive impact of the J.T. Realmuto trade

A dive into the defensive numbers of J.T. Realmuto and Jorge Alfaro show that the move makes the Phillies slightly worse defensively. The trade for J.T. Realmuto came at a surprise to many Phillies fans, probably because of how fast the whole deal came together. Now that the dust has settled, the trade can be […] Phillies: The defensive impact of the J.T. Realmuto trade - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Feb 9, 2019

Phillies: Who is the top prospect with Sixto Sanchez gone?

With Sixto Sanchez now a Marlin after the J.T. Realmuto trade, who takes over as the top Phillies prospect in the system? In order to get J.T. Realmuto, the Phillies had to give up Sixto Sanchez, their consensus top prospect. The team also sent Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart, and international slot money to the Marlins […] Phillies: Who is the top prospect with Sixto Sanchez gone? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here Feb 9, 2019

Phillies: J.T. Realmuto adds value in multiple facets, worth the cost

The Phillies traded for J.T. Realmuto on Thursday. In what facets does he add value to the construction of the team? More than you may believe. On February 7, amid NBA trade deadline madness, the Phillies stole some of the spotlight online and on sports talk radio in the city after the acquisition of J.T. […] Phillies: J.T. Realmuto adds value in multiple facets, worth the cost - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Fish Stripes Feb 9, 2019
Talk Baseball: J.T. Realmuto trade reaction video

Talk Baseball: J.T. Realmuto trade reaction video

The latest Talk Baseball episode weighs in on the biggest move of the Marlins offseason. That’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it, that’s it: J.T. Realmuto has moved on to his next adventure with the Philadelphia Phillies. But the Marlins aren’t leaving empty-handed. Thursday’s trade sent right-hander Sixto Sánchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, left-hander Will Stewart and $250,000 in international bonus slot money back to Miami. Sánchez has a lot of Pedro Martínez in his game! And Alfaro will be embraced by this community from Day 1. Talk Baseball reacts to the news... For...
Call to the Pen Feb 8, 2019

Did the Philadelphia Phillies Win the J.T. Realmuto Trade?

Did the Philadelphia Phillies win the J.T. Realmuto trade? Prized prospect, Sixto Sanchez, is now a member of the Miami Marlins. Let’s analyze the return… Finally, J.T. Realmuto has a new team. Rumors have swirled for months regarding possible landing spots. Los Angeles? San Diego? New York? Atlanta? Cincinnati? In the end, the Philadelphia Phillies […] Did the Philadelphia Phillies Win the J.T. Realmuto Trade? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 8, 2019
Continued Success #44: The J.T. Realmuto trade and saying goodbye to prospects

Continued Success #44: The J.T. Realmuto trade and saying goodbye to prospects

Justin and Liz look at the Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto trade from every angle, with very little shouting. Something about the first roster move in weeks got everybody feeling chatty. This week’s Continued Success is all about trades, prospects, and how to say good bye while welcoming the Phillies’ best new position player to town. SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts!
That Balls Outta Here Feb 8, 2019

Phillies now projected to win 86 games with J.T. Realmuto

After the addition of J.T. Realmuto Thursday, the Phillies are now projected to win 86 games this year according to Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA system. The Phillies threw their hat into the ring as a legitimate playoff contender this year by acquiring J.T. Realmuto, the best catcher in baseball, from the Marlins. They mortgaged the future […] Phillies now projected to win 86 games with J.T. Realmuto - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Feb 8, 2019
Could (and Should) the Red Sox have paid the price for J.T. Realmuto?

Could (and Should) the Red Sox have paid the price for J.T. Realmuto?

Spoilers: The answers are yes, they should have, but no, they could not have. If you were living under a rock or paying too close attention to whether or not Anthony Davis was going to be moving from New Orleans to anywhere but New Orleans, you may have missed the news that J.T. Realmuto was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Sixto Sanchez, Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart and international bonus pool money. This is a good deal for the Phillies because they get a really good catcher who has 3 of the 7 best seasons by fWAR in the past three years among catchers. That consistent excellence...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 8, 2019
The J.T. Realmuto trade shows the value of the slow play

The J.T. Realmuto trade shows the value of the slow play

The Phillies waited and waited and waited and surprised everyone by landing Realmuto. When the week started no one thought the Phillies were going to be the team to swing a trade for the best catcher in baseball. The deal for J.T. Realmuto that cost the Phils Sixto Sanchez & Jorge Alfaro took everyone by surprise. Sometimes in baseball, things happen quickly. This trade was no different. On Episode 256 of “Hittin Season,” Phillies beat writer Scott Lauber talked about the speed with which the sparks of this deal began to flicker, quickly getting bigger and bigger until the Phils and...
Lookout Landing Feb 8, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/8/19: Zack Britton, J.T. Realmuto, and Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/8/19: Zack Britton, J.T. Realmuto, and Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball

T.G.I.F.! Hello everybody! We had our first big transaction news of the new year yesterday, so maybe we can expect the dominoes to start falling soon. Here’s what all you need to know on this Friday. In Mariners news... Greg Johns answers another round of fan questions, including whether or not Justus Sheffield will crack the big-league staff. Around the league... In case you missed the biggest news from New York yesterday... BREAKING: Zach Britton will now be going by Zack. It's Zack Britton now.— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) February 7, 2019 Drop ‘em below, folks! Your...

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