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On Thursday Matt Moore Jersey , the Miami Marlins announced they had traded their All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Philadelphia Phillies."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2019 Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesDodgers News & NotesDodgers don’t deal for J.T. Realmuto New,387commentsWas it the right move? PSTShareTweetShareShareDodgers don’t deal for J.T. Realmuto Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe long-awaited trade of the MLB offseason has finally happened. Everyone can take a collected breath. On Thursday, the Miami Marlins announced they had traded their All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Philadelphia Phillies. All offseason, the Dodgers had been linked to the 27-year-old catcher. LA had the arsenal to pull off a trade, but didn’t want to comply with Miami and their steep asking price. Though a deal never appeared close, it looked as if the Marlins would expect a package centered around the likes of Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo, and more prospects.The Dodgers stayed put, and now the Phillies have arguably the best catcher in all of baseball. So, did the Dodgers make the right move? Let’s take a look back at what Philly gave up. The prize for Miami will be acquiring Sixto Sanchez, the No. 1 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. All along, the Marlins repeatedly said they expected a teams No. 1 prospect in return. The Phillies also traded away Will Stewart, whom didn’t appear in MLB’s Top 100 prospects list, or even in Philadelphia’s top 10 list per Baseball America.Finally, Miami will get their starting catcher http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authen ... ore-jersey , 25-year-old Jorge Alfaro. In 2018, Alfaro hit .262 with 10 homers. Taking a full look at this deal, it appears the Marlins didn’t get quite the haul they were expecting all along. Sure, they got a No. 1 prospect out of it, but in regards to a proven big-leaguer and multiple prospects, it makes you wonder if this was the only current offer sitting on the table. There’s still no answer to how close the Dodgers were to making a deal, or what their offer would have been. As mentioned, it likely would have involved Alex Verdugo or Keibert Ruiz, but it looks as if they wouldn’t have needed to part ways with one of their young stars. Maybe the Dodgers are content with what they currently have in Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. They have some really good young pieces in their farm system, and maybe they believe they can make impacts as soon as this year. Obviously, we’re not going to get answers tomorrow on whether or not this was the right move. We still have to see how Realmuto thrives with a new team, as well as see how Verdugo and Ruiz develop with LA. There’s no question that the Dodgers have what it takes to compete for the division, let alone compete for a World Series. However, it’s not every day the best player at a position becomes available. We’re just going to have to wait and see. TOKYO (AP) — Amid all the hoopla surrounding Ichiro Suzuki’s return to Japan with the Seattle Mariners, it’s been easy to overlook something else: the Oakland Athletics are here Bartolo Colon Jersey , too.The A’s are used to being seen as the also-rans, and even relish it. They were a playoff team last season — not the Mariners. And when “Ichiromania” subsides after the season-opening games in the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday and Thursday, the A’s will again be under-the-radar favorites.“The A’s have always been an underdog organization no matter how you put it,” A’s pitcher Liam Hendriks said. “We enjoy proving people wrong.”Teammate Stephen Piscotty, who is playing for his childhood team, put it a different way.“I don’t think we care too much about how that’s viewed,” he said. “Last year’s expectations weren’t all that high, and we showed why that was wrong. We’re out this year to take down the division and just play our brand of baseball.”Hendriks might be the quintessential Oakland A’s player.He grew up in Perth, Australia, where he forsook Aussie Rules Football for baseball. He was cut twice from state baseball teams in Australia, but eventually the Minnesota Twins signed him in 2007.“I told myself I’d give it a few years, and if I’m not as good as I think I am, I’ll go back to Australia and pick up again with Aussie Rules.”He’s been traveling, but he’s still around after stints with the Twins — he called himself a “failed starting pitcher” there — to the Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays — and now starting his fourth season with the A’s.“I’ve been around Jon Niese Jersey ,” he said. “There were a lot of teams that didn’t want me, but there were obviously teams that wanted me. Somebody saw something there.”Hendricks has become a multi-functional pitcher. He’s was the opening pitcher in the A’s 7-2 wild-card playoff loss to the New York Yankees, giving up a two-run homer in the first inning to Aaron Judge. That was his only inning.He’s basically a relief pitcher, but tries not to get hung up on terms; opener, starter, set-up man — you name it.“My biggest goal as a starter or opener or whatever you want to call it is to go out there and get us a clean inning and get the next guy in,” he said. “It helps to be versatile.”Hendriks started an exhibition game Sunday in a 5-1 victory over Japan’s Ham Fighters at the Tokyo Dome. He’ll be available in relief in the A’s two games with the Mariners.“I need to go out there and be ready for anything, and expect any role,” he said.That could include facing Ichiro in what could be his final at-bat — or not. The 45-year-old Ichiro has left everyone guessing about his plans after the two games in Japan.“If you’re going to be overshadowed, it might as well be by the all-time hits leader in baseball,” Hendriks said. “We’re just happy to be along for the ride. I can’t wait for the opening series when they announce Ichiro and hear that crowd. I’m pretty excited for it.”

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