J.T. Realmuto RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.T. Realmuto on extension talks: 'Focus on the team'

    MLB.com "J.T. Realmuto expected questions Thursday to focus on his contract status with the Phillies. Is it possible that he could sign an extension before Opening Day on July 24? Or does it make more sense to test the free-agent market? He is only 60 games away at this..." July 10

  • Bryce Harper: Phillies losing JT Realmuto would be ‘terrible’

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has some strong thoughts on teammate J.T. Realmuto. Realmuto will be eligible for free agency after the season, and Harper doesn’t want to see the Philadelphia Phillies lose him. “I think J.T. is a great player,” Harper told reporters on..." July 04

  • Phillies GM Matt Klentak: ‘Landscape’ has changed since extension talks with J.T. Realmuto began

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Just because Major League Baseball lifted a three-month freeze on transactions last Friday doesn’t mean the Phillies are closer to signing J.T. Realmuto to a contract extension. “Candidly,” general manager Matt Klentak said Monday, “we’ve been kind of..." June 30

  • 5 Impending MLB Free Agents Who Could Be Completely Screwed During 2020 Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB's 2020 season has been marred by the coronavirus pandemic, but labor uncertainty could put the 2021 season in danger as well. With upcoming free agents given just 60 games to showcase their talents to interested teams, free agent negotiations in 2020 were already likely to be..." June 28

  • J.T. Realmuto On Spring Extension Talks With Phillies

    MLB Trade Rumors "Neither the Phillies nor J.T. Realmuto had been quiet about the fact that the two sides were exploring an extension prior to the league’s shutdown in mid-March. However, the roster freeze that was implemented back in March also prohibits teams from negotiating..." May 15

  • J.T. Realmuto: Free agents 'might feel the wrath' of pandemic-related losses

    The Score "Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is slated to hit free agency after the 2020 season - whether or not games are played. Though the two-time All-Star is confident he and other high-profile players will be fine on the open market, he admits there's a lot of..." May 14

  • Replacing J.T. Realmuto

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have discussed an extension with soon-to-be free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the two sides paused those talks last month as a result of the coronavirus. The team still seems to have the inside track on locking up Realmuto, for whom it paid a pretty..." April 24

  • Bryce Harper: Phillies re-signing J.T. Realmuto, 'we need to make it happen'

    The Score "Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will be eligible for free agency this winter, but his superstar teammate isn't too worried about the prospect of him leaving. "I think the Phillies organization absolutely loves J.T. and our team absolutely loves him..." April 06

  • Impending FAs will hit open market if 2020 season is canceled

    The Score "Mookie Betts, J.T. Realmuto, and every other Major League Baseball player whose contract is set to expire after this season will still hit free agency if the 2020 campaign is canceled, sources told Ronald Blum of The Associated Press. MLB and the Major League Baseball..." March 25

  • Phillies, J.T. Realmuto Pause Extension Talks

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "In a span of about three days, the Phillies turned their spring training compound into a virtual ghost town, with major- and minor-league players, coaches, and front-office staff retreating to their offseason homes in accordance with state and federal guidelines for containing the..." March 18

  • J.T. Realmuto is reportedly targeting a massive new deal

    Phillies Nation "If COVID-19 forces the start of the 2020 MLB season to be delayed, it may give the Philadelphia Phillies and J.T. Realmuto more time to hammer out an extension before the regular season begins. They may need it. On the latest episode of Big Time..." March 12

  • Phillies’ star J.T. Realmuto slams MLB’s ‘outdated’ arbitration process

    Sportsnaut "Now that Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has gone through MLB’s arbitration process for the final time, the All-Star catcher has grabbed his bat and took some swings at MLB’s ‘outdated’ system for deciding player contracts. Realmuto, who..." February 21

  • Phillies win arbitration case against J.T. Realmuto

    Sports Talk Philly "When the Phillies went to arbitration with All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, they felt they were being fair.  The Phillies offered $10 million, which would be a new record for catchers in their third year of arbitration.  But Realmuto and his agent decided asked for $12.4..." February 20

  • J.T. Realmuto’s arbitration hearing headlines big week for Phillies

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "This is going to be a busy week for the Phillies. The first full-squad workout of the spring takes place Monday. New manager Joe Girardi, general manager Matt Klentak and managing partner John Middleton will all speak to the full squad before it takes the field. On..." February 17