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Detroit Tigers: The Marathon Move is Signing J.T. Realmuto

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the Atlanta Braves in game two of a double header at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

If we can mostly agree over a one-year Jonathan Schoop contract being a sprint and a possible five-year deal for J.T. Realmuto being a marathon, then perhaps we can also reach a consensus the Detroit Tigers need to seriously consider putting in the road work to get ready for long distances.

Let’s start by acknowledging what’s been out there.