Report: Phillies Targeting Ellsbury, Cruz, Others in Free Agency
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has his free agency shopping list compiled for the off season.
According to a report, the Phillies are targeting big-time free agent outfielders including Shin Shoo Choo, Neslon Cruz, Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ellsbury just got done winning his second World Series title with the Red Sox, hitting .500 in the ALDS and .318 in the ALCS.
The Jon Heyman report cites a source saying that the team was interested in bringing back Hunter Pence, who signed a long term extension with the Giants worth $90 million.
The Phillies have long been interested in Marlins star OF Giancarlo Stanton, but so far the Marlins have resisted every urge.
Outfield isnt the only position Amaro will target, expect a revamped bullpen in 2014 with new faces and stronger arms.
Certainly Ellsbury is the hottest outfielder in free agency, both parties are expected to part ways this off season, according to Buster Olney.
Ellsbury along with his agent, Scott Boras, rejected a $100 million extension last year.
As for Cruz, Coo and Granderson, all three are unrestricted free agents with Cruz being suspended 50-games for using performance-enhancing-drugs.
The Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers are all said to be in need of outfield depth.
The GM/Owners Meetings will be held in mid-November from Orlando, FL.