Philadelphia Phillies Make Contract Offer To San Francisco Giants’ Angel Pagan?
Another day, another team interested in Angel Pagan. Sensing a theme?
Oct 22, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) scores against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of game seven of the 2012 NLCS at AT&T Park – ©Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
After non-tendering Nate Schierholtz last evening, who the Phillies received from the San Francisco Giants this past Summer in the Hunter Pence trade, the Phillies have a couple outfield spots open and apparently have some interest in Pagan, this according to Fox Sports.
Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that two teams have offered Pagan a four year contract and believes one of them to be the Philadelphia Phillies:
"The Philadelphia Phillies, after losing the B.J. Upton sweepstakes to the Atlanta Braves, are pushing for another free-agent center fielder, according to major league sources.Angel Pagan.Two teams have made four-year offers to Pagan, sources say. Those teams are believed to be the Phillies and Pagan’s previous club, the World Series champion San Francisco Giants."
Pagan, at least according to the rumor mill, has essentially become the most coveted out the big name outfielders now that B.J. Upton has left the market, mostly because many feels he’s more beneficial and versatile than Michael Bourn and not nearly the contractual devastation that Josh Hamilton could prove to be.
The Phillies already offered B.J. Upton a deal before the former Tampa Bay Ray signed with the Atlanta Braves, so they appear dead set on grabbing an outfielder while potentially giving the Giants a gut punch in the process, if they’re able to snag Pagan as it seems they’re interested in doing.