first_imgThe Padres, if they decide to sell the farm for Realmuto, have the depth in minor-league talent they can give up. San Diego finished last season with 10 players among the top-100 prospects in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Although the Dodgers recently acquired catcher Russell Martin from the Blue Jays in a trade, that move hasn’t kept them from discussing a trade for Realmuto, who is coming off of three very good years with the Marlins.As for the Astros, Braves and Reds though, all three have needs at the catcher spot, with Atlanta and Cincinnati less so than Houston, and they have very good systems themselves. If they really want to get a deal done, they can swing it.However, according to FanCred, it’s the Dodgers and Padres who seem the most motivated to land the catcher at the moment. SiriusXM, meanwhile, favors the Padres or Braves the most to get a deal done.Realmuto % Opening Day 2019(Entertainment Purposes Only)Final FourBraves 35%Padres 35%Dodgers 15%Reds 15%— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 28, 2019 The Padres are making a late charge for Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to SiriusXM Radio, which added “(t)he final chapter of the sage is upon us.”The report comes days after said the Padres and Dodgers were believed to be most prominent in talks regarding Realmuto, though the Braves and Reds also remain deeply involved, according to SiriusXM, and the Astros have expressed interest, too.last_img read more