Houston Astros Rumors: A player that could be added to a Realmuto deal

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Houston Astros just may still be able to get All-Star catcher, JT Realmuto from Miami. But one creative way to do so isn’t being discussed as much.

Precious commodity and All-Star catcher from the Miami Marlins, J.T. Realmuto, continues generating a lot of interest from teams across the league. After the signing of Michael Brantley on Monday, the Houston Astros just inserted themselves back into the mix, according to a tweet from Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

The 2019 free agent class of catchers still has some fairly known names on it. Yasmani Grandal, Johnathan Lucroy and even former Astros DH, Evan Gattis are all players that are still looking for teams. Odds are, they will each have one by the time spring training rolls around.

But what about J.T. Realmuto? And how can this front office get him?

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Well, Kyle Tucker is the main name that keeps getting thrown around. Nevertheless, even Tucker alone will not be enough for arguably the best player on the Marlins squad. So the front office will need to be creative in deciding who goes and who stays.

Presumably, Tyler White or Tony Kemp could be included. But to be honest, they are two of the biggest pieces of this team chemistry and parting with either or both of them just seems far too unnecessary. Expect both of them to be in Houston Astros uniforms for a little while.

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The Miami Marlins will have a need for a league ready catcher. With that in mind, they will likely want either Max Stassi or Garrett Stubbs. Yes, you could load up the package with nothing but prospects. However, Miami is not in complete rebuild mode, so they will want a player they can insert into their roster now.

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Given the choice between the two, Stassi would likely be the odd man out because he has already proven himself at the major league level. Stubbs has promise, but still has work to do with his bat. Regardless, one of these two would likely have to be a part of any package sent to Miami in order to get J.T. Realmuto.

Frankly, this offseason for the Houston Astros is going to end up like the cliffhanger of a hit television series. No matter what happens, fans will be begging for more. Good or bad, we will continue being on the edge of our seats for all the action!

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Regardless, the big dominoes are finally starting fall for the Houston Astros this offseason. It will be interesting to see what else they look to pull off this offseason. Keep your eyes and ears wide open!