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Phillies Not Attempting To Re-Sign J.T. Realmuto Is Ludicrous

There are several reasons you could justify not pursuing J.T. Realmuto. Those reasons are Yasmani Grandal, Christian Vazquez, Mitch Garver, Travis d’Arnaud, Roberto Perez, etc.

Put another way, if you’re not at least pursuing Realmuto, you better have a bona fide starting catcher behind the plate. Short of that, the discussion why you’re not pursuing Realmuto faces scrutiny.

Yes, you can reasonably prefer James McCann. That goes double if you’re understandably leery of giving a soon to be 30 year old catcher a big contract. A team could determine they have more pressing holes, and/or they need to allocate their money differently to build a more complete roster.

Still, you have to at least inquire on Realmuto. He’s the best catcher available, and he’s arguably the best player available on the free agent market.

If you don’t have a set starting catcher, you need to talk to Realmuto. That includes the Phillies who gave up an impressive Sixto Sanchez to obtain him.

But no, the Phillies aren’t pursuing him. Instead, they’re going to claim they’re too broke to try to sign him. Other teams are claiming the same. They’ll claim broke and no revenues despite MLB signing a billion dollar TV contract.

That’s in addition to local broadcasting and advertising revenues.

But for some reason, teams want us to believe there’s no money to spend. As a result, they won’t pursue players who can improve their team, and in turn, increase interest and revenues for their team.

That’s fine. Teams like the Phillies who once claimed they’d stupid money to win can cry poor while Steve Cohen judiciously spends to get the players the Mets need to win. Thanks to the Phillies, there’s once less suitor to drive up Realmuto’s price tag.

12 thoughts on “Phillies Not Attempting To Re-Sign J.T. Realmuto Is Ludicrous”

  1. Oldbackstop says:

    Yes, ludicrous. Because wherever you were brought up, money grows on trees. And the Phillies don’t really want to win.

    Their problem is simple. They have $50 million tied up in two players, two that you have howled the Mets should have signed. Choices have consequences. Teams can’t afford nine Bryce Harpers.

    1. Rich says:

      Right? These guys are commies, Ive said that before, they dont understand that when your lose 40% of your revenues things change. But its not about that. What this is about is that he wants for the owner to have to downsize his house and to drink less champagne. Its just not equal!

      Whats funny is he actually stated the real reason, the owner ALREADY spent LUDICROUS (stupid) money on the RF and Wheeler and now hes stuck. Thats called capitalism, and if you make a bad deal on the Mets Daddy, MUST SIGN, 30 year old catcher with a bad hip you wont have any money either. Communism never changes, eventually you run out of other peoples money, then what?

      Bauer
      Springer
      Defensive catcher
      RPs

      LFGM

      1. metsdaddy says:

        You do realize player salaries were cut more than 60% this season. Ergo, if a team claims to lose 40% of revenues, they’re still coming out ahead.

        1. Oldbackstop says:

          “””You do realize player salaries were cut more than 60% this season. Ergo, if a team claims to lose 40% of revenues, they’re still coming out ahead.”””

          This should be fun. Tell us what constitutes revenues in your mind, and how they line up with salaries in your equation.

          A teaching moment! Think slowwwly…

    2. metsdaddy says:

      You believe the Phillies lost that much revenue because they said so with zero proof.

      1. Oldbackstop says:

        It is ludicrous you don’t give your wife a Bernalli 7 Limited Edition Land Rover for Xmas.

        The Phillies did your MetsDaddy strategy last year, they chased every shiny toy in the store. That party can’t last forever, )although they will be paying Harper in 2032.) And as another example of you don’t know what you are talking about, you literally don’t know what you are talking about. You don’t know Realmuto’s demands. They could, literally, be ludicrous.

        The loser in all of this? Yes. Again. You.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          That’s rich coming from the guy who believes Jeff Wilpon and Brodie Van Wagenen we’re competent.

          1. Oldbackstop says:

            Second grade insults? That’s rich coming from you, who proposed we trade for Canos contract without any mitigation, and extend Matz out last winter, and send Alonso, Dom and Gimenez to Seattle because we’d get Mitch Haniger back.

            Hey, what’s up with Mitch?

          2. Oldbackstop says:

            Oh, and I see the 21 comments where you fleshed out your Matz extension proposal last winter have been deleted to just two remaining comments that have no dollars. I can see niw how you live with yourself, lol…

          3. metsdaddy says:

            You defended BVW and Jeff and continue to do so. Your insults, accusations, and judgments must all be viewed through that embarrassing spectrum.

          4. Oldbackstop says:

            And……you are just admitting deleting old posts that prove embarrassing now?

            Brodie did what he could given the mandate to win now and with no more money. He left the Mets in better shape in roster age, in farm system, in payroll and in batting talent, in only two years.

            Imagine if the Mets had listen to your advice! No Dom, no Alonso, no Gimenez, Matz extended contract…remind me….what else haven’t you deleted?

          5. metsdaddy says:

            Thank you for proving my point.

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