Sources: The #BlueJays remain in contact with multiple top free agents -- Trevor Bauer, J.T. Realmuto, and George Springer -- after failing to lure DJ LeMahieu from the #Yankees. @MLB
Phillies have offered a five-year deal to J.T. Realmuto, per @jaysonst
Phillies seem like they are in decent position to retain star catcher JT Realmuto. And there seems to be some optimism there. @jaysonst
reports Phils are now offering $100M plus.
The #Phillies' new 5-year contract offer in excess of $100 million to J.T. Realmuto, reported by @jaysonst
, is actually the second 100 million-plus offer made by the Phillies since last spring. There's certainly a groundswell of optimism for a Realmuto return to Philadelphia
It’s shocking that the Phillies have submitted somewhere around a 5-year, $100M deal to JT Realmuto’s camp and they haven’t jumped at it.
Realmuto’s market is smaller now than it ever has been, and I don’t think he’ll find all that much better a deal elsewhere.
In an alternate universe, a sold out Wells Fargo Center goes wild when JT Realmuto emerges from the tunnel to drop the puck.
Source confirms the offer and it is the first official offer from the Phils to JT Realmuto
Phillies have offered JT Realmuto a 5 year deal for slightly more than $100 million, according to @jaysonst
JUST IN – The Phillies have made a new offer to free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto for five years and slightly north of $100 million.
Details from @jaysonst
Phillies have offered catcher J.T. Realmuto with a formal contract offer.
Stark of The Athletic, the Phillies offered "five years and slightly north of $100 million". Sources told me far from what Realmuto was looking for at 6 years of $180M. @SportsRadioWIP
Realmuto tried to dump the Phillies but he accidentally got them pregnant first and now he’s stuck.
The stars seem to be aligning with J.T. Realmuto and the Phillies, who have made the catcher a huge offer.
MLB Update: The Phillies have offered C J.T. Realmuto a 5 year-deal north of $100M. #JTRealmuto #PhiladelphiaPhillies #RingTheBell #MLBHotStove #MLBFreeAgency
3. Springer, Bauer or Realmuto would be great...but the Jays will have to outbid others (extra year and/or cash) AND hope the player ‘chooses’ toronto...not easy...they did it with Russ Martin and Ryu last winter...just a tough reality for Jays
With reports that the Phillies made J.T. Realmuto a 5-year offer, after James McCann got a 4-year deal:
There's been just 1 offseason since 1990 where 2 catchers got 4+ year free-agent deals:
Entering 2001 season -- Charles Johnson (5 yrs, $35M) & Todd Hundley (4 yrs, $23.5M)
4. I’m a fan of great starting pitching...Bauer would send the Jays into immediate contention for AL East..like him or not..Springer would help tons but doesn’t address pitching need (defence, yes)...Realmuto would help the lineup, the pitchers, the defence..every way thinkable
Potentially near $20 million AAV for Realmuto?? Sign me up.
Thought it was going to be 5/$125+ minimum, with a $25 mil AAV.
Phillies got so lucky but it seems to have worked out well for them.
Yeah the Jays went 4/78 which was a higher AAV than he signed for, but it wasn't enough. I still think we get either Realmuto or Springer, so I won't be disappointed. DJ was a nice fit here though.