While Atlanta has continued to be linked to J.T. Realmuto rumors, a source said Saturday night the Braves exited the Winter Meetings with the understanding there will not be any further reason for them to discuss trading for the Marlins' All-Star catcher.
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The New York Mets are making a push to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.
However, New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said: "I wouldn't want to say we're making significant progress or close to anything."
The Miami Marlins have hired Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. as pitching coach.
Trey Hillman will also join Don Mattingly's staff as first base and infield coach.
Stottlemyre, Jr. was the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners from 2016-18.
The New York Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins want a significant haul for the catcher, while the Yankees are reluctant to offer other top pieces alongside Gary Sanchez in their offer.
The Miami Marlins are rebranding under Derek Jeter and have unveiled a new logo and color scheme.
The last two National League MVPs were members of the Marlins last season -- Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich -- but were traded away.
"I get it. It's a complicated history," Jeter said. "I understand that sometimes we take the blame for what has happened here in the past. We have to prove that wrong.
"We want to win. That's the bottom line. It's about 25 guys on our team; it's not about one particular player. We have to take the time to build that organization."
Blue, black, red and gray are the new colors for the franchise, with orange out.
J.T. Realmuto has no desire to remain with the Miami Marlins and will "definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring training," according to his agent.
"J.T. has informed the Marlins' ownership, he's informed their front office, he's not going to sign an extension in Miami," agent Jeff Berry told MLB Network Radio. "It makes sense, when you have one of the more valuable trade assets in baseball, to move him. Period."
Realmuto is under team control for two more seasons -- though he is eligible for arbitration in both 2019 and 2020 -- before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
The future of Marlins baseball -- Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. -- sat onstage Monday wearing wide smiles and white Marlins uniforms.
They were flanked by equally happy Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Mike Hill as the two announced the signings of the Mesa brothers, top international free-agent outfielders from Cuba. The Mesas were declared free agents by Major League Baseball, and the Marlins were widely viewed as front-runners to sign them.
The Miami Marlins will confirm the signings of highly rated Cuban prospects Victor Victor Mesa and his brother Victor Mesa Jr. on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The Washington Nationals have acquired Kyle Barraclough from the Miami Marlins for an unknown amount of international bonus money.
The Marlins are looking to fortify their bonus budget as they pursue Cuban prospect Victor Victor Mesa.
Barraclough projects to earn a little less than $2 million in his first season of arbitration.
The Miami Marlins won't retain pitching coach Juan Nieves, first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino or strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill for next season.
Nieves, 53, came to the Marlins after spending time in the same role for the Boston Red Sox.
Hill, 66, had been part of the organization for 12 years.
Menechino, 47, was with Miami for five years and began his coaching career with the New York Yankees in 2009.
Hill was named the Marlins' strength coach in December 2012.