Realmuto is signed through the 2020 season. In the past five seasons with the Marlins, he's averaged 18 home runs and 73 RBIs per season - numbers that will hopefully increase in the hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Even if the Phillies don't land one of either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, the offseason acquisitions of Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen, David Robertson and other key bullpen pieces instantly make the Phillies a better team (at least on paper) heading into 2019.
Realmuto has been a regular in all Topps sets since 2015, and his most recent card can be found in the recently released 2019 Topps Series 1.
Jorge Alfaro leaves the Phillies after one full season with the club, although he saw time with the Phillies in 2016 and 2017. In 143 games with the Phillies, Alfaro hit .270 with 15 home runs and 51 RBIs. Alfaro's departure means that Jerad Eickhoff and Nick Williams are the last two remaining out of the six players the Phillies acquired from the Rangers in July 2015 for Cole Hamels. My Alfaro baseball card collection (2015-2018) stands at 58 different cards.
Alfaro Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi #58
2017 Chachi #52
2018 Chachi #10
2018 Chachi Phillies Phestival #12
2019 Chachi Departures #9
Moving On - 2018-2019 Offseason
- Trevor Plouffe - inf (10/4/18) - Elected free agency.
- Jose Bautista - of (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Asdrubal Cabrera - inf (10/29/18) - Elected free agency, signed with the Texas Rangers on 1/24/19.
- Aaron Loup - lhp (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Wilson Ramos - c (10/29/18) - Elected free agency, signed with the New York Mets on 12/18/18.
- Pedro Beato - rhp (11/2/18) - Elected free agency.
- Jesmuel Valentin - inf (11/2/18) - Elected free agency.
- Pedro Florimon - inf/of (11/3/18) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed as a minor league free agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- Luis Avilan - lhp (11/30/18) - Non-tendered, becoming a free agent, signed as a minor league free agent with the New York Mets on 1/10/19.
- Justin Bour - 1b (11/30/18) - Non-tendered, becoming a free agent, signed with the Los Angeles Angels on 12/15/18.
- Carlos Santana - 1b and J.P. Crawford - ss (12/3/18) - Traded to the Seattle Mariners for James Pazos, Juan Nicasio and Jean Segura.
- Luis Garcia - rhp (12/6/18) - Traded to the Los Angeles Angels for Jose Alvarez.
- Jorge Alfaro - c (2/7/19) - Traded with Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart (with cash) to the Miami Marlins for J.T. Realmuto.
New Arrivals - 2018-2019 Offseason
- James Pazos - lhp, Juan Nicasio - rhp and Jean Segura - ss (12/3/18) - Acquired from the Seattle Mariners for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana.
- Jose Alvarez - lhp (12/6/18) - Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels for Luis Garcia.
- Andrew McCutchen - of (12/12/18) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the New York Yankees.
- David Robertson - rhp (1/3/19) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the New York Yankees.
- J.T. Realmuto - c (2/7/19) - Acquired from the Miami Marlins for Jorge Alfaro, Sixto Sanchez, Will Stewart and cash.