Have Phillies Cooled Off on Yasmany Tomas? Jayson Stark Joined Mike Gill to discuss the Phillies Offseason
Yesterday on the Sports Bash, ESPN Sr. baseball writer Jayson Stark joined me on the show to discuss a plethora of Phillies rumors that have been out there this off season.
One big name that we discussed is 23-year old Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who Stark thinks could be in Philly very soon.
(Listen to ESPN.com Sr. Baseball writer Jayson Stark on the Sports Bash)
However, today a couple of reports have surfaced suggesting the Phillies might have reversed course. MLB.com's Paul Hagen reports that the Phillies are "cooling off" on Tomas, meanwhile, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Braves are a dark horse in the Tomas sweepstakes.
So why have the Phillies cooled off on Tomas?
Hagen writes Thursday that the club views Tomas "as more of a designated hitter-type player" after scouting him in a number of public and private workouts.
Even with all that talk, many around baseball still think the Phillies are the frontrunners to land Tomas.
The 23-year-old Cuban defector is thought to be seeking a deal worth more than the record $72.5 million pact.