If J.T. Realmuto reaches free agency, Phillies and Mets could get into bidding war for All-Star catcher

A case can be made that the Phillies were only able to trade for J.T. Realmuto in February 2019 because the New York Mets were unwilling to give up the players necessary to acquire him two months earlier.So, no, Realmuto didn’t have to get in his usual crouch behind the plate for the Phillies on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Labor Day weekend series at Citi Field to remind the Mets that he’s the best all-around catcher in baseball.Connect the dots, then, and you begin to see the faint outline of a scenario that should be so terrifying to the Phillies that even managing partner John…

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