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It finally looks like the Miami Marlins are looking for generous returns on their players. Problem is—it’s probably a little too late for that. After shedding Giancarlo Stanton’s contract and trading Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis for a mediocre return, Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto wanted out.

But if that’s going to happen, teams are going to have to overpay for them.

A source tells MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro just that, in fact. While the Marlins front office is listening to offers on Yelich and Realmuto, they are fully aware that they don’t need to trade them. But if any team wants to come get them, it will take a “huge overpay”.

In other words, there’s a good chance both Yelich and Realmuto will be suiting up for Miami come spring training. How did this franchise win two World Series titles again?

Anyway, Yelich is a budding superstar and at 26 years old, is owed just $44.5 million over the next four seasons. Meanwhile Realmuto, also 26, would finish third in WAR among catchers. Needless to say, he is one of the brightest young players at his position.

What the Marlins have done this offseason is nothing short of deplorable. But hey, they still have to sell tickets, right? Yelich and Realmuto may help the organization do that, but there just isn’t enough talent on this team to produce a winner.

This article first appeared on The Sports Post and was syndicated with permission.

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