Phils Use Caution in Yasmany Tomas Talks


Jul 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. walks the field while talking on the phone during batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies have sometimes been known to hand out large contracts in recent days and Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas seems fit to sign one, the Phillies may not be the team he does it with after all.’s Todd Zolecki reports that sources say the Phillies may not be willing to comply with the projected $100 million contract Tomas could seek. Tomas’ power is what the Phillies, along with every team looking at him, like the most about the right-handed batter. Zolecki reports the Phillies might be concerned about his defense and conditioning.

The Phillies are certainly in need of a solid, right-handed bat in the middle of their lineup, but if the asking price for Tomas is too high they don’t figure to put forth an offer.

Yasmany Tomas will most likely have found a team soon and it will come at a time when Cuban players have provided plenty of excitement on the international market. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro says, however, that the team must scout the individual and not determine a player will perform because some of his fellow countrymen have produced.

There’s still a chance the Phillies could sign Tomas, but at this point it may not be as great a chance as it once was.