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FanPost Friday: Should the Marlins trade Christian Yelich and/or J.T. Realmuto?

Give us your rationale.

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The Phanatic pitches the Phils back in August.
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FanPost Friday prompt: Should the Marlins trade Christian Yelich and/or J.T. Realmuto?

Last week’s prompt: Who is your favorite prospect?

While the rest of baseball has been sluggishly plowing forward on a glacier, the Marlins have been riding the crest of a wave, making one bombshell move after another. Recent rumblings suggest a trio of NL East teams (amongst others) might be heavily involved in snatching not just one but two of Miami’s remaining prize offensive pieces in the form of Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto.

Standard good headlining practices tend to dissuade one from leading with a question that can be answered with a simple yes or no, but I find that, as with most things in life, things are never quite so simple.

I would say yes if someone asked me if I liked cheese, for example, but if they proceeded to put a plate of bleu cheese in front of me, I’d be disgusted.

In this fashion, your answer to the baseball question posed above may vary, depending upon the potential answer, and that’s where we’d like to see some explanation from you.

Do you think it’s wise to trade either or both players at this juncture? If not, why? Do you hold onto them for the rebuild? What kind of package from the Atlanta Braves/Philadelphia Phillies/Washington Nationals/Chicago Cubs/insert a team would entice you enough to pull the trigger?

Remember, there are no wrong answers in this theoretical exercise. Follow the instructions from above, or click here to begin!