Can I be honest here for a second? This is not news right away or some flashy insider information, this is me: the JT Realmuto situation is frustrating and the Marlins are handling it horribly wrong. A deal here will happen, just not with the Dodgers.
The reason I say that is the price the Marlins have set. Ken Rosenthal appeared on MLB Network to talk about exactly that and one sentence of his has rung in my head since he said it.
“The Marlins are not wavering,” Rosenthal said. “They want a top 0-3 year player, someone like Cody Bellinger or Ozzie Albies, and on top of that they want some good prospects.”
That won’t happen. Not from the Braves, not from the Dodgers and not from any other team with half a brain and a decent roster. It is not worth it.
The Dodgers would be departing with Bellinger in this case along with prospects all for a player that may or may not exceed the single-season offensive output of any of the players the Dodgers would be sending away.
Until the price in Miami is set to a reasonable standard, I not only think the Dodgers will pass on the backstop of their dreams but so will everyone else.