Phillies Notes: Phillies Showing Interest in Angel Pagan? Non-Tenders List Grows
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Phillies are showing interest in Giants center fielder Angel Pagan. in the report, Rosenthal says it's believed the Phillies and Giants have made four-year offers to Pagan.
He's would come considerably cheaper than the five years and $55 million the Phillies reportedly offered B.J. Upton (he ended up with the Braves) and Michael Bourn is expected to want more money than that.
(Listen to Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock talk about the Phillies plans)
(Listen to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick talk about Josh Hamilton)
Another team that could be interested in Pagan the Mets. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com was told by a Mets' insider that the team hasn't ruled out bringing back Angel Pagan.
If that was to happen, the entire division, except for the Marlins, would have a new center fielder - the Phillies are known to be looking for one.
Pagan is 31-years old, and a career .281 hitter with just 41 home runs in seven big league season. He could be a lead-off guy, a role he held with the Giants, stealing 29 bases and scoring 95 runs for the World Champs last season.
Couple interesting things to keep an eye on; a few more names have hit the free agent market after their teams have non-tendered them.
Giants non-tendered closer Brian Wilson
The Braves will not tender a contract to RHP's Jair Jurrjens and Peter Moylan
Orioles non-tendered 3B/1B Mark Reynolds
Nationals non-tendered LHP John Lannan
Rangers non-tendered C Geovany Soto