By: Chris Larson
Assuming a J.T. Realmuto trade ends up happening this offseason, which some around baseball perceive as being almost a certainty given the comments of Realmuto's agent, Jeff Berry, last week on MLB Network Radio, as well as the state of the Marlins franchise, you can guarantee there will be a long list of interested teams calling up the Marlins and inquiring about Realmuto's services. With that being said, some teams look like a natural fit both on the field, as well as on paper, while other's solely fit, into the category of, looking like a good fit on paper and not a good fit on the field.
As you can imagine, the Marlins have set the asking price for Realmuto extremely high, considering he is practically, their highest asset left on their 25-man roster. Last winter, Realmuto was on the trade market, but no team came close to offering the Marlins, what they wanted. If you recall, the Washington Nationals inquired and the Marlins wanted the Nationals number one prospect, Victor Robles, plus more. So it will be interesting to see if the narrative changes this offseason and if the Marlins grant Realmuto his wish of being traded.
Here are five logical teams that could afford to trade for J.T. Realmuto and five teams with natural fits both on paper as well as on the field.