MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the Padres and Braves “have emerged as the favorites” for Yasmany Tomas.
Of course, being a favorite isn’t a guarantee of anything. The Phillies were considered the favorite for Tomas until, like, yesterday, but have “cooled” on him. The Braves and Padres, not typically the top bidders for high-profile guys, could do the same and we could see other teams emerge. As of yesterday it was reported that Tomas would attend the Winter Meetings in San Diego. That’s more than two weeks from now, and a lot can happen in two weeks.
Whoever ends up with him will pay a pretty penny, of course. Sanchez says that that Tomas is seeking $15 million per season on a 5-7 year deal, but could seek more per year on a shorter-term deal to take advantage of free agency a second time before he gets too much mileage on the odometer.