Could the Colorado Rockies trade for Marlins catcher JT Realmuto?

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by teamamtes after he hit a two run home run scoring teammate Marcell Ozuna#13 in the second inning against the New York Mets on August 18, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by teamamtes after he hit a two run home run scoring teammate Marcell Ozuna#13 in the second inning against the New York Mets on August 18, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Now, granted this was 20 years and three ownership groups ago, this was the organization that traded Mike Piazza to the Mets, one year after winning the World Series and a few days after acquiring him from the Dodgers, for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz (who never made it to the major leagues).
Now, granted this was 20 years and three ownership groups ago, this was the organization that traded Mike Piazza to the Mets, one year after winning the World Series and a few days after acquiring him from the Dodgers, for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz (who never made it to the major leagues). /

Also, after the 2007 season, the team traded Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Detroit Tigers for Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller (before he became a very successful reliever), Dallas Trahern (never made it the majors), Burke Badenhop, Frankie De La Cruz, and Mike Rabelo in one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history (mind you, some of the team’s current front office was involved with that trade).

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Final Thoughts

Realmuto would help the Rockies tremendously going forward. The Marlins probably won’t be looking to trade him but considering how poorly the Marlins have done in their past in trades (recently, on paper at least, and in the further past), you can’t put it past them to do it again. However, I think that since he is more controllable and affordable, the team will probably look to be more cautious in a trade for him.

Also, outfielder Christian Yelich has expressed his displeasure with the Marlins moves of late and he could soon be on the move.

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It almost certainly won’t happen but if the Rockies could get Realmuto and Yelich, that could potentially be a trade like for Cabrera and Willis for the Tigers: very lop-sided and in favor of the Rockies.

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