▪ The Marlins felt more urgency to trade Christian Yelich than J.T. Realmuto, who also has asked for a trade, because they believed Yelich could become a sour presence in the clubhouse if he wasn’t traded, according to someone with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking. Yelich was dealt to Milwaukee for four prospects Friday. While Yelich’s agent went public with his dissatisfaction (with his client’s blessing), Realmuto’s agent (Jeff Berry) has declined to make any public comment and his client has not instructed him to do so. The Marlins believe Realmuto will be a good soldier if he isn’t traded. The Marlins feel no obligation to trade Realmuto and would only do it for an overwhelming haul in return. The Washington Nationals reportedly want Realmuto but are unwilling to give up either of their top two prospects.
Marlins felt urgency to trade Yelich, believed he'd sour clubhouse
Miami Herald | Jan 30