Reds Reportedly "Making Progress" in a Trade for JT Realmuto

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Reds Reportedly “Making Progress” in a Trade for JT Realmuto

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It’s the trade that never ends, and we should – I guess – just be thankful that the Cubs are not involved. This way, we can merely be passive observers … as the Marlins send another stud to the NL Central for a probably terrible return.

JT Realmuto may be the best overall catcher in the game, and he could be coming soon to an upswing contender in a division near you:

Realmuto has been a hot trade candidate for over a year now, and even as Spring Training approaches, it seems a lock that he’ll finally be dealt this time around. As Jon Heyman notes, it had lately seemed like it was down to the Dodgers and Padres, but with the Reds joining the mix, it’s kinda just back to the same old “nobody really knows anything” mode.

If the Reds do land Realmuto, it better freaking sting. Because adding Realmuto to a club that was already a borderline contender in the Central, thanks to an aggressive offseason, would bump the Reds right up there into the zone where some good bounces throughout the year could net them 88 to 92 wins. And in 2019, that could very well be enough to win the Central.

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