Veteran third baseman Martin Prado said he isn’t the kind who would ever demand a trade, as some current and former Marlins teammates have done. “I’m glad I’m in the big leagues,” Prado said. “I’m thankful to be where I’m at. I wouldn’t do that.” But Prado said he was a bit taken aback that at least three Marlins teammates did exactly that over the winter, telling the Marlins they wished to be gone and not part of a rebuild. Two, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, got their wish and were dealt, with Stanton going to the Yankees and Yelich landing with the Brewers. The third, J.T. Realmuto, remains with the club and reported to camp Wednesday with pitchers and catchers. Realmuto said Saturday he’s preparing to play, whether it’s with the Marlins or another team. “For me, it’s a little radical, just thinking of guys doing that,” Prado said. “That’s why it just hurt me. Everybody’s got their way to think about trades, and where you’re going to play, and where you want to be. [But] I wasn’t allowed to speak until I got some time in.” That said, Prado added he “respected” those players’ decisions.
Don’t trade me: This Miami Marlin ‘thankful to be where I’m at’
Miami Herald | Feb 14