Report: Marlins ‘reluctant’ to trade Christian Yelich, JT Realmuto
The brakes may be on the Miami Marlins firesale.
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, rivals feel the Marlins are “reluctant” to move outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto, though there is a desire to move Starlin Castro’s contract elsewhere.
marlins seem reluctant to trade yelich and/or realmuto to this point, rivals say. they are, however, trying to "attach" starlin castro in trade discussions, to move him.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 22, 2017
Financially, the Marlins have less incentive to move Yelich and Realmuto, who are much cheaper than Castro and Giancarlo Stanton. The added issue, though, is that both players are unhappy with the direction of the franchise. That said, one has to wonder if the backlash to the Marlins’ offseason so far could factor into any trade decisions.