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FanPost Friday: Grade the J.T. Realmuto trade

This was the Marlins’ final opportunity to convert an established All-Star into long-term building blocks.’d they do?

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As the Marlins have gradually disassembled their major league core piece by piece, we’ve been preaching patience. This strategy will ultimately be judged by whether the acquisitions become steady contributors to Miami’s own World Series contender in the next decade. Barring catastrophic injury or a meteoric rise to stardom, don’t leap to conclusions about any young, controllable players.

That being said, it’s only natural to have initial thoughts about Thursday’s J.T. Realmuto blockbuster. The haul? RHP Sixto Sanchez, C Jorge Alfaro, LHP Will Stewart and $250,000 in international bonus slot money.

Realmuto’s fate was sealed months ago. We had ample opportunities to discuss his market value and which particular pieces the Marlins should target from other franchises. The “assignment” was crystal clear.

President of baseball operations Michael Hill finished a few days ahead of the Spring Training deadline. He has taken responsibility for the collaborative effort. Time to grade his work and provide some feedback.

Hill has minimal control over what happens from this point forward (a combination of player development and luck). However, the front office can be evaluated on their decision-making process—managing risk and considering organizational needs in the pursuit of top talent.

Put your take in a FanPost and we’ll share it with the entire Fish Stripes community.


What grade would you give the Marlins for the J.T. Realmuto trade?

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