10 trade candidates who have boosted their value – MLB.com

While much of the Trade Deadline chatter has focused on Manny Machado, the Orioles’ shortstop is far from the only All-Star who could be on the move in the coming weeks.

Two All-Star catchers — the Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto and the Rays’ Wilson Ramos — have drawn interest from a number of contenders looking to make improvements behind the plate before July 31.

While much of the Trade Deadline chatter has focused on Manny Machado, the Orioles’ shortstop is far from the only All-Star who could be on the move in the coming weeks.

Two All-Star catchers — the Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto and the Rays’ Wilson Ramos — have drawn interest from a number of contenders looking to make improvements behind the plate before July 31.

Realmuto is considered by many to be the best catcher in the game, and while that’s not typically a piece teams would be looking to move, the Marlins are in the beginning stages of a rebuild following the offseason trades that saw Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon shipped out of Miami.

“The Marlins would be crazy not to trade him now,” said one baseball insider. “You’ve got several contenders looking for catching and he’s one of the best in the league.”

According to a source, the Marlins have considered offering a contract extension to Realmuto rather than trading him, though that assumes the catcher would want to sign a long-term deal with a team in transition. Miami could also wait until the offseason to shop Realmuto, who would certainly be a hot commodity.

“I would think Realmuto would actually fetch more in the offseason when the Marlins could draw more buyers and competition,” a second source said.

Realmuto is hitting .317/.368/.551 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 66 games this

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