On the day that the Braves are meeting with Jon Lester, they are being connected with another guy that, frankly, it seems like a stretch to think they’ll sign: Yasmany Tomas. For whom Jon Heyman says the Braves are a “dark horse.”
They have room for him, of course, given the Jason Heyward trade and the rumors surrounding the team shopping Justin Upton and/or Evan Gattis. And while the expense he represents — he could get $100 million — seems way out of the Braves’ price range based on their recent habits and comments, he would be team controlled for a good while and that’s something the team has valued.
There are probably a half dozen teams, maybe more, who are serious about the power-hitting outfielder. The Braves aren’t one you would’ve expected, but if Heyman is to be believed, there they are