J.T. Realmuto is a still a Miami Marlin — despite the team trading most of its other best players and despite the franchise catcher’s public preference for a trade. And everybody seems to be OK with that. “Obviously, there's trade rumblings and people out there talking about it, but for me, I'm just getting ready to play the season,” Realmuto said Saturday during the team’s annual FanFest. “That's all I can do. I'm ready to be here, get ready to play the season, whether it is in Miami or somewhere else. I'm just here to do my job and play baseball. “That's a conversation I've had with the Marlins. I never wanted that to be public in the first place. It's become public. I'm going to keep that between me, [president of baseball operations Michael Hill] and the guys. No matter what happens, my job is to show up and play baseball. That's what I'm going to do.” Realmuto joined most of the rest of the Marlins’ 40-man roster in the bowels of Marlins Park in hanging out with fans before spring training opens Wednesday. He said he has had multiple conversations with Hill and manager Don Mattingly — but none with CEO Derek Jeter — and indicated he very much intends on conducting himself professionally, however this all sorts out.
J.T. Realmuto is still a Marlin (for now), and everybody seems to be OK with that
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Feb 10