So the Phillies are worried about Yasmany Tomas' defense, and the Braves and Padres are the new frontrunners? Hardly. Welcome to Posturing 101.
In today's run-starved environment, should the Phillies, or any team for that matter, care about Yasmany Tomas' defensive ability?
1wCardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month in the Dominican Republic.
1wIt was a good day to be a CK — Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber on Wednesday won the NL and AL Cy Young awards, respectively.
1wThere has been "energetic" discussion about Cole Hamels at the GM meetings, but the Phillies are in no hurry to move him and will have to wait on other dominoes to fall.
1wCenterfielder Colby Rasmus, 28, is coming off his worst pro season, but has a track record of power that could intrigue the rebuilding Phillies.
1wThe Phillies' on-field play isn't all Ruben Amaro Jr. wants to fix this offseason — chemistry and attitude lacked last season, he said, and that must change.
1wThe Cubs and Nationals are reportedly in trade talks about Jordan Zimmermann, which could drastically change the market for Cole Hamels.
1wThe Phillies will seek to revamp their entire roster this offseason, but the major moves will likely have to wait until the free-agent market clears up.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.