Jon Heyman is reporting that the Phillies remain interested in Cody Ross and Vernon Wells as right-handed, power hitters to hit behind Ryan Howard. Ross is believed be seeking a three year deal between $9-11 million per year. Wells may be available in a salary dump scenario.
Analysis: The Phillies could do worse than Ross. Wells would certainly fit that bill. Wells is entering his age 34 season and is coming off two of the worst seasons among any part or full-time player in the Majors. He will receive $21 million a year in each of the next two seasons.
It’s hard to believe that lightning may strike twice, that the worst contract in baseball may be traded for the second time in three offseasons but the Phillies are certainly exploring the possibility.